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Global current profile effects on the evolution and saturation of magnetic islands
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FIG. 1.

(a) Different models of equilibrium magnetic field in slab geometry. (b) Equilibrium magnetic field . Model parameters are fixed: .

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FIG. 2.

The width of the saturated magnetic island w for different current profiles: H, A, and C.

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FIG. 3.

Equilibrium current of profile A and saturated mean current for two values of .

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FIG. 4.

Island width as a function of time: (a) profiles H and A; (b) profile C.

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FIG. 5.

Locally averaged vorticity as a function of time.

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FIG. 6.

(a) Local vorticity sources at the separatrix due to Reynolds/Maxwell stresses and viscous damping; (b) Contributions to the Maxwell stress tensor at the separatrix.

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FIG. 7.

. (a) The local vorticity density at ; (b) The schematic distribution of the dominant vorticity source due to Maxwell stress. The vorticity is generated in two regions: magnetic separatrix and the outer current sheet.

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FIG. 8.

(a) The island width evolution for various with profile D ( ). (b) The island saturation width for various with profile D for three values of .


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Scitation: Global current profile effects on the evolution and saturation of magnetic islands