It is shown that the asymmetric deformation of the magnetic island caused by the finite plasma viscosity gives a stabilizing effect on the magnetic islands in the Rutherford regime. Such stabilization typically overcomes the destabilizing effect of the ion polarization current.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
Smolyakov, A. I., Lazzaro, E., Azumi, M., & Kishimoto, Y. (2001). Stabilization of magnetic islands due to the sheared plasma flow and viscosity. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 43(12), 1661 - 1669. https://doi.org/10.1088/0741-3335/43/12/303