Stability of high-β skin current tokamaks to axially symmetric displacements

M. S. Chu, R. L. Miller, T. Ohkawa

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The axially symmetric stability of skin current models of elliptical and doublet-shaped tokamaks is studied analytically in the high-β, large-aspect-ratio limit. Stability is determined by the position of an outer conducting wall. The critical wall spacing for stability of these configurations is insensitive to β up to the equilibrium limit; but stability is enhanced for the skinned current profile used in these studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)465-472
Number of pages8
JournalNuclear Fusion
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1977 Jun

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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