Effect of rotation on ideal and resistive MHD modes

M. S. Chu, L. Chen, L. J. Zheng, C. Ren, A. Bondeson

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Experimental observations suggest that toroidal plasma rotation can play a crucial role in determining the stability of a tokamak. Conventional MHD stability analysis ignores rotation. Results from analytic and numerical analysis of a number of tokamak stability issues including toroidal plasma rotation are reported. Depending on the plasma and rotation profiles, the net effect of rotation can be either stabilizing or destabilizing; it also has a substantial effect on the observed mode structure. Localized interchange, the double kink mode, low-n resistive MHD modes and the effect of sheared rotation on magnetic island structure are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2107-2111
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Fusion
Issue numberSpecial Issu
Publication statusPublished - 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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