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The stability of a tokamak plasma to ideal and resistive internal kink modes in the presence of an energetic trapped particle population is analysed. Domains of stability are found for both slowing-down and Maxwellian particle distributions. The stable domains are at moderately high plasma beta and involve a significant but easily obtainable high energy trapped particle density.

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Authors: ROMANELLI F, ENEA, Centro Ricerche Energia Frascati, Roma (IT);WHITE R B, Plasma Physics Lab., Princeton University (US);BUSSAC M N, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: RT/FUS/88/22 EN (1988)
Availability: Available from Servizio Studi e Documentazione - ENEA, Centro Ricerche Energia Frascati, C.P. 65 - 00044 Frascati, Roma (IT)
Record Number: 199010501 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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