Kinetic effects on the stability properties of field-reversed configurations. I. Linear stability

Elena V. Belova, Ronald C. Davidson, Hantao Ji, Masaaki Yamada

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2361-2371
Number of pages11
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Volume10
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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