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Abstract

For equilibria stable with respect to ideal ballooning modes, it is shown by means of a simple argument that, owing to plasma compressibility, resistive ballooning modes with small growth rates can only exist if they are extended along a field line. In particular, a small region of bad curvature along a field line is not sufficient for the existence of unstable modes.

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Authors: CORREA RESTREPO D MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUT FUER PLASMAPHYSIK, GARCHING BEI MUENCHEN (DE), MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUT FUER PLASMAPHYSIK, GARCHING BEI MUENCHEN (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: REPORT: IPP 6/286 EN (1989) 4 PP. AVAILABLE FROM MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUT FUER PLASMAPHYSIK, 8046 GARCHING BEI MUENCHEN (DE)
Record Number: 1989128078900 / Last updated on: 1990-11-09
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