Absolute dissipative drift-wave instabilities in tokamaks

L. Chen, M. S. Chance, Chio-Zong Cheng

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Abstract

Contrary to previous theoretical predictions, it is shown that the dissipative drift-wave instabilities are absolute in tokamak plasmas. The existence of unstable eigenmodes is shown to be associated with a new eigenmode branch induced by the finite toroidal coupling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)901-905
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Fusion
Volume20
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1980 Jan 1

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  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Chen, L. ; Chance, M. S. ; Cheng, Chio-Zong. / Absolute dissipative drift-wave instabilities in tokamaks. In: Nuclear Fusion. 1980 ; Vol. 20, No. 7. pp. 901-905.
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In: Nuclear Fusion, Vol. 20, No. 7, 01.01.1980, p. 901-905.

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