MHD stability of high-beta tokamak equilibria with pedestal and line-tying

J. K. Lee, Ming-Sheng Chu

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A high-beta circular tokamak equilibrium with a large pressure gradient near the plasma edge is examined with respect to magnetohydrodynamic stability including external kink, tearing, and ballooning modes with and without line-tying effects. As the edge pressure gradient increases, the linear growth rate decreases and the mode spectrum broadens with the perturbation increasingly localized near the edge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1360-1364
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Fusion
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1984 Jan 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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