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Author Rappaport, H. L.
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 ♦ DISPERSION RELATIONS ♦ LIQUID METALS ♦ PLASMA ♦ RESONANCE
Abstract An analysis of the resistive wall mode of a fusion plasma surrounded by a cylindrically symmetric rotating thin liquid metal shell is given. Coupling between the resistive wall mode and free fluid boundary surface modes is described. Consequences of fluid perturbations induced in the wall, on the wall mode growth rate, are found to be greater when the wall fluid has a vacuum--fluid interface than when the fluid is forced to flow between solid bounding shells. The effect of the fluid perturbations is always found to be destabilizing, except close to the wall mode/surface mode resonance. Criteria for resonance, an analytic solution to the dispersion relation for the wall mode in the resonance regime, and implications of this work for relevant experiments are given.
ISSN 1070664X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2001-08-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal Physics of Plasmas
Volume Number 8
Issue Number 8


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