Toroidal effects on a helical pinch configuration with pitch reversal

R. J. La Haye, T. Yamagishi, M. S. Chu, M. S. Schaffer, W. D. Bard

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Toroidal effects on the outer magnetic surfaces of a configuration having a large toroidal plasma current that is stabilized by a pitch reversal produced by an external helical coil (OHTE) are investigated by both field-line tracing and an analytic expansion of the magnetic surfaces. Results of the two methods are compared. It is shown that both plasma position control and the helical coil winding law can be used to compensate undesired toroidal effects at both low and high beta.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1235-1247
Number of pages13
JournalNuclear Fusion
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1981 Oct

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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