We describe mathematical methods based on optimizing a modified non-linear flux function (MFF) to evaluate whether odd-parity perturbations affect the local closure of magnetic field lines in field-reversed configurations. Using the MFF methodology, quantitative formulas are derived that provide the shift of the field minimum and the threshold for field-line opening, a discontinuous change in field topology.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physics of Plasmas|
|State||Published - Jul 1 2022|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics