Radiative thermal instability and bifurcationFunded under: FP3-FUSION 11C
A radial hydrodynamic model is used to investigate the radiative thermal instability in the scrape-off layer by applying a linear stability analysis of existing equilibrium states. Phase space trajectories are analysed to derive conditions of their existence and bifurcation. Equilibrium profiles are calculated for the cases of homogeneous plasma temperature, plasma density and self-consistency. Unstable perturbations, localised in the scrape-off layer, may lead to a strongly radiating detached plasma belt.
Bibliographic Reference: Report: IPP 8/4 EN (1994) 35 pp.
Availability: Available from Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, 8046 Garching bei München (DE)
Record Number: 199510155 / Last updated on: 1995-08-22
Original language: en
Available languages: en