Local stability of fluid plasmas in the presence of flows

S. T. Chun, Eliezer Hameiri

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The Mercier and ballooning instabilities are considered for plasmas with toroidal and poloidal flows in an axisymmetric torus. The stability criteria are derived and compared for the two instabilities. It is found that ballooning modes impose more severe requirements for plasma stability than the Mercier condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1745-1750
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics of Fluids B
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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