Velocity shear stabilization of centrifugally confined plasma - art. no. 235002

Citation
Ym. Huang et Ab. Hassam, Velocity shear stabilization of centrifugally confined plasma - art. no. 235002, PHYS REV L, 8723(23), 2001, pp. 5002
Citations number
11
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physics
Journal title
PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS
ISSN journal
0031-9007 → ACNP
Volume
8723
Issue
23
Year of publication
2001
Database
ISI
SICI code
0031-9007(200112)8723:23<5002:VSSOCC>2.0.ZU;2-D
Abstract
A magnetized, centrifugally confined plasma is subjected to a 3D MHD stabil ity test. Ordinarily, the system is expected to be grossly unstable to "flu te" interchanges of field lines. Numerical simulation shows though that the system is stable on account of velocity shear. This allows consideration o f a magnetically confined plasma for thermonuclear fusion that has a partic ularly simple coil configuration.