Stability of ballooning modes in a rotating plasma

Eliezer Hameiri, Sung Taek Chun

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An equation describing ballooning modes localized to a magnetic field line embedded in rotating plasma is derived and analyzed. On a typical ballooning growth time these modes may be completely stabilized by shear in the flow, in a way which appears to be simple to achieve experimentally. Their long-time behavior is more complicated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1186-1189
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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