Stability of highly shifted equilibria in a large-aspect-ratio tokamak

P. A. Gourdain, S. C. Cowley, J. N. Leboeuf, R. Y. Neches

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Abstract

High beta poloidal tokamaks can confine plasma pressures an order of magnitude higher than their low beta poloidal counterparts. The theoretical stability of these high beta poloidal magnetohydrodynamics equilibria was left unresolved for many years. Using modern computational tools, such configurations are now found stable to Mercier, resistive and high-n (ideal and resistive) ballooning criteria as well as fixed and free-boundary modes for a wide range of current density profiles in the framework of a low field large-aspect-ratio machine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number055003
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume97
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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