THE EFFECT OF SHAPED PLASMA CROSS-SECTIONS ON THE IDEAL INTERNAL KINK MODE IN A TOKAMAK
The effect of shaped plasma cross-sections on the stability of the ideal internal kink (m - 1) mode in a Tokamak is studied. Whereas elliptic shaping has a weak destabilizing effect it is found that triangular and higher harmonics can significantly increase the maximum poloidal beta for stability, above the value obtained for a circular cross-section torus.
Bibliographic Reference: WRITE TO THE LIBRARIAN, UKAEA, CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON, OXON, OX14 3DB (UK), MENTIONING REPORT CLM-M- 106, 1985
Record Number: 1989125023700 / Last updated on: 1987-02-01
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