Stability of a Plasma Confined in a Dipole Field

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  • Published 2014
Plasma confined in a magnetic dipole field is stabilized by the expansion of the magnetic flux. The stability of low beta electrostatic modes in a magnetic dipole field is examined when the distribution function is Maxwellian to lowest order. It is shown using a Nyquist analysis that for sufficiently gentle density and temperature gradients the… (More)