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Author Iwasawa, Naotaka ♦ Ishida, Akio ♦ Steinhauer, Loren C.
Sponsorship (US)
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Publisher The American Physical Society
Language English
Subject Keyword CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS ♦ CONFIGURATION ♦ INSTABILITY ♦ LARMOR RADIUS ♦ PHYSICS ♦ STABILITY
Abstract A discrepancy persists between field-reversed configuration experiments, which are generally stable, and theoretical predictions of instability. The common consensus has been that the stability is the result of finite Larmor radius (FLR) effects. An FLR analysis is presented that finds the self-consistent displacement functions and complex frequency. This is done using the linear gyroviscous model, a fluid-based representation of FLR that allows a wide range of equilibria and modes to be examined with modest computations. The conclusion is that FLR in static FRC fails to explain the observed stability. The cause of stability must lie elsewhere.
ISSN 1070664X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2001-04-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal Physics of Plasmas
Volume Number 8
Issue Number 4


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