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A sharp boundary model for the vertical and kink stability of large aspect-ratio vertically elongated tokamak plasmas
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10.1063/1.2975359
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FIG. 1.

-limit for ideal stability vs for plasma equilibria with . The solid, short-dashed, long-dashed, dot-short-dashed, and dot-long-dashed curves correspond to , 1.5, 2.0, 4.0, and 8.0, respectively. The stable region lies below the curves.

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FIG. 2.

-limit for ideal stability vs for plasma equilibria with . The solid, short-dashed, long-dashed, and dot-short-dashed, and dot-long-dashed curves correspond to , 1.6, 1.5, 1.4, and 1.3, respectively. The stable region lies below the curves.

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FIG. 3.

ideal eigenfunctions and , calculated for , , , and .

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FIG. 4.

-limit for ideal stability vs for plasma equilibria with . The solid, short-dashed, long-dashed, dot-short-dashed, and dot-long-dashed curves correspond to , 5.0, 4.0, 3.0, and 2.0, respectively. In the case in which there are two stability curves, the stable region lies between the curves. Otherwise, the stable region lies below the curves.

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FIG. 5.

ideal eigenfunction , calculated for , , , and .

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FIG. 6.

Growth rate of the resistive wall mode as a function of , calculated for , , and . The solid, short-dashed, long-dashed, and dot-dashed curves correspond to , 0.75, 0.50, and 0.25, respectively.

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FIG. 7.

Perfect-wall -limit for the kink stability as a function of fractional wall coverage , calculated for , , and . The solid and dashed curves correspond to the cases where the gap in the wall is centered on the inboard and outboard midplanes, respectively. The stable region lies below the curves.

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FIG. 8.

Perfect-wall -limit for vertical stability as a function of fractional wall coverage , calculated for , and . The solid, short-dashed, long-dashed, and dot-dashed curves correspond to , 2.5, 3.0, and 3.5, respectively. The stable region lies between the upper and lower curves.

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Scitation: A sharp boundary model for the vertical and kink stability of large aspect-ratio vertically elongated tokamak plasmas
http://aip.metastore.ingenta.com/content/aip/journal/pop/15/9/10.1063/1.2975359
10.1063/1.2975359
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