MHD stable regime of the Tokamak

C. Z. Cheng, H. P. Furth, A. H. Boozer

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A broad family of Tokamak current profiles is found to be stable against ideal and resistive MHD king modes for 1<or=q(0), with q(a) as low as 2. For 0.5<or=q(0)<1 and q(a)>1, current profiles can be found that are unstable only to the m=1, n=1 mode. A specific 'optimal' Tokamak profile can be selected from the range of stable solutions, by imposing a common upper limit on dj/dr-corresponding in ohmic equilibrium to a limitation of dT3/dr by anomalous transport.

Original languageEnglish
Article number006
Pages (from-to)351-366
Number of pages16
JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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