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Title: Multi-region relaxed magnetohydrodynamic stability of a current sheet

Abstract

It is shown that the resistive MHD stability of a slab force-free current sheet can be calculated using the variational principle of multi-region relaxed magnetohydrodynamics (MRxMHD) and that the corresponding stability boundary is in exact agreement with linear tearing mode theory.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne (Switzlerland)
  2. Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1503004
Grant/Contract Number:  
560651, AB; 633053; DE-AC02-09CH11466
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physics of Plasmas
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 26; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Loizu, J., and Hudson, S. R. Multi-region relaxed magnetohydrodynamic stability of a current sheet. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1063/1.5091765.
Loizu, J., & Hudson, S. R. Multi-region relaxed magnetohydrodynamic stability of a current sheet. United States. doi:10.1063/1.5091765.
Loizu, J., and Hudson, S. R. Mon . "Multi-region relaxed magnetohydrodynamic stability of a current sheet". United States. doi:10.1063/1.5091765. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1503004.
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abstractNote = {It is shown that the resistive MHD stability of a slab force-free current sheet can be calculated using the variational principle of multi-region relaxed magnetohydrodynamics (MRxMHD) and that the corresponding stability boundary is in exact agreement with linear tearing mode theory.},
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place = {United States},
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