Equilibrium beta limits in Heliotron-E due to magnetic island overlap

Y. Nakamura, M. Wakatani, C. C. Hegna, A. Bhattacharjee

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Widths of magnetic islands induced by finite plasma pressure are computed for the Heliotron-E configuration [Phys. Rev. Lett. 53, 2242 (1984); Nucl. Fusion 27, 895 (1987)]. Equilibrium beta limits are obtained from the criterion of island overlap. Earlier experimental observations on internal disruptions in Heliotron-E are revisited.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2528-2530
Number of pages3
JournalPhysics of Fluids B
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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