Equilibria and Stability in Partially Relaxed Plasma-Vacuum Systems

@inproceedings{EquilibriaAS,
  title={Equilibria and Stability in Partially Relaxed Plasma-Vacuum Systems},
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}
    We develop a multiple interface variational model, comprising multiple Taylor-relaxed plasma regions, each of which are separated by an ideal MHD barrier. A principle motivation is the development of a mathematically rigorous ideal MHD model to describe intrinsically 3D equilibria, with nonzero internal pressure. A second application is the description of transport barriers as constrained minimum energy states. As a first example, we calculate the plasma solution in a periodic cylinder… CONTINUE READING