Absolute dissipative drift-wave instabilities in tokamaks

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

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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
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1980 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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