Effects of kinetic resonances on the stability of resistive wall modes in reversed field pinch
Journal article, 2011

The kinetic effects, due to the mode resonance with thermal particle drift motions in the reversed field pinch (RFP) plasmas, are numerically investigated for the stability of the resistive wall mode, using a non-perturbative MHD- kinetic hybrid formulation. The kinetic effects are generally found to be too weak to substantially change the mode growth rate, or the stability margin, re- enforcing the fact that the ideal MHD model is rather adequate for describing the RWM physics in RFP experiments.

MHD stability

resistive wall mode

reversed field pinch



Dimitriy Yadykin

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Transport Theory

Yueqiang Liu

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Transport Theory

R. Paccagnella

Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion

0741-3335 (ISSN) 1361-6587 (eISSN)

Vol. 53 08 085024-

Areas of Advance



Basic sciences

Subject Categories

Fusion, Plasma and Space Physics

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