The effect of an insulating boundary on plasma stability

Eliezer Hameiri, Michael Mond

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It is shown that the boundary conditions corresponding to an insulating boundary follow as the "natural" boundary conditions resulting from minimization of the plasma energy without specifying the type of boundary. This property has the implication that the linearized fluid evolution equations are self-adjoint. It also makes possible the derivation of a necessary condition for stability against "interchange" modes, even though the magnetic field lines are not closed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)880-884
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics of Fluids B
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1991

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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