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Author Waelbroeck, F. L.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION ♦ KINK INSTABILITY ♦ STABILIZATION ♦ EIGENSTATES ♦ MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS ♦ PLASMA MACROINSTABILITIES ♦ ROTATING PLASMA ♦ TOKAMAK DEVICES ♦ SOUND VELOCITY
Abstract Toroidal rotation is shown to have a strongly stabilizing effect on the ideal internal kink mode. In the gyroscopically stabilized regime, the internal kink is a neutrally stable discrete eigenmode with a finite rotation velocity relative to the plasma at the resonant surface. In the unstable regime, the mode frequency is equal to the plasma rotation frequency at the resonant surface, so that reconnection will prevent nonlinear saturation. {copyright} {ital 1996 American Institute of Physics.}
ISSN 1070664X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1996-03-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal Physics of Plasmas
Volume Number 3
Issue Number 3


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