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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 für Plasmaphysik, Garching bei München (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: IPP 6/286 EN (1989) 4 pp.
Availability: Available from Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, 8046 Garching bei München (DE)
Record Number: 199010738 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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