Pressure driven tearing and interchange modes in the reversed field pinch

R. Paccagnella

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In this work, the magneto-hydro-dynamic stability of pressure driven modes in the reversed field pinch has been analyzed. It is shown that at low and intermediate β's, i.e., typically for values below 20-25%, the tearing parity is dominant, while only at very high β, well above the achieved experimental values, at least part of the modes are converted to ideal interchange instabilities. Before their transition to ideal instabilities, according to their Lundquist number scaling, they can be classified as resistive-g modes. © 2013 EURATOM.
Original languageEnglish
Article number012119
Pages (from-to)-
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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