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Abstract

It is demonstrated numerically that a Tokamak plasma can be evolved continuously from a near circular cross-section shape to a 4/1 vertically elongated racetrack. All intermediate stages and the final state are stable to axisymmetric MHD modes. The stabilization is provided by the vacuum vessel walls on the ideal time scale and by an orthogonal active feedback system on the resistive time scale.

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Authors: MARCUS F B, CENTRE DE RECHERCHES EN PHYSIQUE DES PLASMAS, ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND);JARDIN S C, CENTRE DE RECHERCHES EN PHYSIQUE DES PLASMAS, ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND);WOFMANN F CENTRE DE RECHERCHES EN PHYSIQUE DES PLASMAS, ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND), CENTRE DE RECHERCHES EN PHYSIQUE DES PLASMAS, ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND)
Bibliographic Reference: WRITE TO CONFEDERATION SUISSE, CENTRE DE RECHERCHES EN PHYSIQUE DES PLASMAS, ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE, 21 AVENUE DES BAINS, CH-1007 LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND) MENTIONING REPORT: LRP 273/85.
Record Number: 1989124042300 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
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