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Self-Generated Toroidal Flow in a High-Beta Compact Toroid with Mirror Configuration

N. Yamamoto et al.

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 55 / Number 2T / February 2009 / Pages 87-90

Technical Paper / Seventh International Conference on Open Magnetic Systems for Plasma Confinement

In the field-reversed configuration (FRC) plasma, rotational instability with toroidal mode number n = 2 is known as a sole destructive MHD instability. Though an ideal FRC is unstable for higher n interchange instabilities, those have never been observed in past experiments. As a possible stabilized mechanism, self-generated toroidal rotation and its shear have been investigated experimentally.

 
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