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Equilibrium Configuration and Average Beta Values in a Reversed Field Pinch

K. Chiyoda
Journal / Anthology

Journal of the Physical Society of Japan
Year: 1994
Volume: 63
Issue: 11
Page range: 4011-4016

An equilibrium cnfiguration of a reversed field pinch (RFP) plasma is derived by a model with the plasma pressure and the toroidicity. This configuration is a generalization of the force-free field. The flux function in this model, which vanishes on the plasma-shell interface, is expressed by the Bessel function of the first kind of order 0. The shift of the center of the flux surface from the center of the torus is obtained. The poloidal and total beta-values averaged over the cross section of the plasma column are also obtained. The theoretical results obained here seem to be able to interpret the experimental results available at the present time.

*Science > Physics > Plasma Physics

reversed field pinch, equilibrium, toroidal plasma, beta value