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Abstract

It has been suggested that the combined effects of electron pressure gradient in the parallel component of Ohm's law and finite parallel electron thermal conduction can stabilize the resistive ballooning modes in a high temperature plasma. We have analyzed this problem and conclude that an unstable ballooning mode persists. This contrasts with the situation for tearing modes which are indeed stabilized by these effects.

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Authors: CONNOR J W, CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON (UK);HASTIE R J, CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON (UK);MARTIN T J CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON (UK), CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: WRITE TO THE LIBRARIAN, UKAEA, CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON, OXON, OX14 3DB (UK), MENTIONING REPORT CLM-P-744, 1985
Record Number: 1989124057700 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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