Stability of a reversed field pinch with resistive and distant boundaries

Y. L. Ho, Stewart C. Prager

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The linear magnetohydrodynamic stability of current-driven modes is evaluated for a reversed fleld pinch in which the plasma is bounded by a thin resistive shell surrounded by a vacuum region out to a radius at which a perfectly conducting wall is situated. The effects of variation of the shell resistivity and wall proximity are investigated. Growth rates of tearing modes and kink modes are calculated by analytical solution based on the modified Bessel function model for the equilibrium. Relevance to experiments is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1673-1680
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics of Fluids
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1988

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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