Axisymmetric stability for non-circular cross-section tokamaks
The stability of external axisymmetric ideal MHD modes is considered. For a large aspect ratio equilibrium with linear profiles and with the wall infinitely far, it is shown that an arbitrary deviation from the circular cylinder is unstable. This proves a property which, hitherto, has merely been conjectured.
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, Vol. 32 (1990) No. 2, pp. 117-129
Record Number: 199011447 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
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