Maintaining the closed magnetic-field-line topology of a field-reversed configuration with the addition of static transverse magnetic fields

S. A. Cohen, R. D. Milroy

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Abstract

The effects on magnetic-field-line structure of adding various static transverse magnetic fields to a Solov'ev-equilibrium field-reversed configuration are examined. It is shown that adding fields that are antisymmetric about the axial midplane maintains the closed field-line structure, while adding fields with planar or helical symmetry opens the field structure. Antisymmetric modes also introduce pronounced shear.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2539-2545
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Volume7
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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