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Title: Kinetic Stability of the Field Reversed Configuration

Abstract

New computational results are presented which advance the understanding of the stability properties of the Field-Reversed Configuration (FRC). The FRC is an innovative confinement approach that offers a unique fusion reactor potential because of its compact and simple geometry, translation properties, and high plasma beta. One of the most important issues is FRC stability with respect to low-n (toroidal mode number) MHD modes. There is a clear discrepancy between the predictions of standard MHD theory that many modes should be unstable on the MHD time scale, and the observed macroscopic resilience of FRCs in experiments.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (US)
OSTI Identifier:
807250
Report Number(s):
PPPL-3719
TRN: US0301779
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH03073
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 9 Jul 2002
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; CONFIGURATION; CONFINEMENT; FIELD-REVERSED THETA PINCH DEVICES; GEOMETRY; KINETICS; PLASMA; STABILITY; THERMONUCLEAR REACTORS; FIELD-REVERSEW CONFIGURATIONS; MHD INSTABILITY; NUMERICAL SIMULATION

Citation Formats

Belova, E V, Davidson, R C, Ji, H, and Yamada, and M. Kinetic Stability of the Field Reversed Configuration. United States: N. p., 2002. Web. doi:10.2172/807250.
Belova, E V, Davidson, R C, Ji, H, & Yamada, and M. Kinetic Stability of the Field Reversed Configuration. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/807250
Belova, E V, Davidson, R C, Ji, H, and Yamada, and M. Tue . "Kinetic Stability of the Field Reversed Configuration". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/807250. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/807250.
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abstractNote = {New computational results are presented which advance the understanding of the stability properties of the Field-Reversed Configuration (FRC). The FRC is an innovative confinement approach that offers a unique fusion reactor potential because of its compact and simple geometry, translation properties, and high plasma beta. One of the most important issues is FRC stability with respect to low-n (toroidal mode number) MHD modes. There is a clear discrepancy between the predictions of standard MHD theory that many modes should be unstable on the MHD time scale, and the observed macroscopic resilience of FRCs in experiments.},
doi = {10.2172/807250},
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place = {United States},
year = {2002},
month = {7}
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