The kinetic effects on the stability properties of field-reversed configurations (FRC) were analyzed. It was shown that the Hall effect determines the mode rotation and the change in the linear mode structure in the kinetic regime and that the reduction in the growth rate was due to finite Larmor radius effects. The results show that Resonant particle effects maintain the instability in the large gyroradius regime regardless of the separatrix shape.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Physics of Plasmas|
|State||Published - Jun 2003|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics