Global stability of n = 1 external modes for plasmas with helical boundary deformation and net toroidal current
The global stability of plasmas with helical boundary deformation and non null net toroidal current is tested against external n = 1 (n toroidal mode number) modes with the aim of seeing whether these modes can be stabilized at values of beta inaccessible for the classical tokamak. L=2,3 configurations with several aspect ratios and different numbers of equilibrium field periods are considered. A large variety of toroidal current densities are taken into account and Mercier stability is also investigated.
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Proceedings of the 23rd European Physical Society Conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics, Kiev (UA), June 24-28, 1996, pp. 503-506
Record Number: 199710351 / Last updated on: 1997-04-14
Original language: en
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