Showing 51 - 60 of 60 Journals Results

1996

#### C. G. Gimblett R. J. Hastie T. C. Hender

#### This paper reports on the ideal magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) stability of tokamak field profiles that have a non-monotonic safety factor q ( r ). An analytic criterion is obtained for these ‘‘inverse shear’’ profiles by expanding in inverse aspect ratio and assuming that the minimum in q is slightly less than the m / n value of the mode under …

Published1995

#### H. R. Wilson J. W. Connor R. J. Hastie C. C. Hegna

#### A kinetic theory for magnetic islands in a low collision frequency tokamak plasma is presented. Self-consistent equations for the islands’ width, w , and propagation frequency, w , are derived. These include contributions from the perturbed bootstrap current and the toroidally enhanced ion polarization drift. The bootstrap current is ind…

Published1995

#### R. O. Dendy R. J. Hastie K. G. McClements T. J. Martin

#### A generalized energy principle is used to determine the effect of ion cyclotron resonant heating (lCRH) on the stability of m = 1 intemal kink displacements in the low-frequency limit: such displacements are associated with sawtooth oscillations. An integral expression is obtained for the contribution to the plasma energy of an ICRH-heated minority…

Published1991

#### R. A. Cairns C. N. Lashmoredavies R. O. Dendy B. M. Harvey R. J. Hastie et al.

#### The inclusion of the variation of the equilibrium magnetic field across the Larmor orbits of the resonant particles is crucial for a self-consistent treatment of cyclotron resonance in plasmas. Two contrasting nonrelativistic self-consistent calculations [T. M. Antonsen and W. M. Manheimer, Phys. Fluids 21,2295 (1978); C. N. Lashmore-Davies and R. …

Published1991

#### J. W. Connor R. J. Hastie J. B. Taylor

#### This is Part II of a study of resonant perturbations, such as resistive tearing and ballooning modes, in a torus. These are described by marginal ideal magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) equations in the regions between resonant surfaces; matching across these surfaces provides the dispersion relation. Part I [Phys. Fluids B3, 1532 (1991)] described how all…

Published1991

#### J. W. Connor R. J. Hastie J. B. Taylor

#### In a cylindrical plasma, tearing modes can be calculated by asymptotic matching of ideal magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) solutions across a critical layer. This requires a quantity that represents the “discontinuity*’ in the ideal solution across the layer. In a torus, poloidal harmonics are coupled and there are many critical surfaces for each toroi…

Published1990