Anisotropy and shaping effects on the stability boundaries of non resonant ideal MHD modes in tokamak hybrid plasmas

Anisotropy and shaping effects on the stability boundaries of non resonant ideal MHD modes in tokamak hybrid plasmas

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Anisotropy and shaping effects on the stability boundaries of non resonant ideal MHD modes in tokamak hybrid plasmas

Anisotropy and some limiting toroidal flow effects on the stability of non resonant ideal magnetohydrodynamic modes in hybrid shaped tokamak plasmas are investigated within the ideal MHD infernal mode framework. Such effects are found to alter the plasma magnetic well/hill, which can be interpreted as imparing the average curvature, and the strength of mode coupling. In line with previous results, it is found that better stability properties are achieved through deepening the magnetic well by special cases of uniform toroidal flow and parallel plasma anisotropy. Plasma shaping provides additional modifications to the magnetic well depth, whose global stabilising or destabilising effect depends on the mutual interplay of elongation, triangularity and toroidicity. Further stabilisation is achieved by weakening the mode drive in vertically elongated plasmas.

Collection:
Journals
Journal:
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Publisher:
IOP (Institute of Physics)
Published date:
24/09/2021