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It is shown that the ideal magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) equilibrium states of an axisymmetric plasma with incompressible flows are governed by an elliptic partial differential equation for the poloidal magnetic flux function psi containing five surface quantities along with a relation for the pressure. Exact equilibria are constructed including those with nonvanishing poloidal and toroidal flows and differentially varying electric fields.

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Authors: TASSO H, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching bei München (DE);THROUMOULOPOULOS G N, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching bei München (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Physics of Plasmas, Vol. 5 (1998) No. 6, pp. 2378-2383
Record Number: 199810994 / Last updated on: 1998-09-15
Original language: en
Available languages: en