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In this paper the resistive ballooning mode equations are cast in a new form appropriate for evaluation near the plasma edge of toroidal (axisymmetric as well as three-dimensional) configurations, where the resistive ballooning effects out-weigh the diamagnetic effects. Explicit evaluation is carried out for cylindrically symmetric plasmas and for a tokamak model with circular cross-sections. Owing to the large electric resistivity of the regions considered, resistive ballooning modes with growth rates comparable to the characteristic growth rate of ideal ballooning modes are possible.

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Authors: CORREA-RESTREPO D, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching bei München (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: IPP 5/80 EN (1998) 27pp.
Availability: Available from the Max-Planck- Institut für Plasmaphysik, 85748 Garching bei München (DE)
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