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Stability of plasmas through magnetic helicity

  title={Stability of plasmas through magnetic helicity},
  author={Simon Candelaresi and Fabio Del Sordo},
Magnetic helicity, and more broadly magnetic field line topology, imposes constraints on the plasma dynamics. Helically interlocked magnetic rings are harder to bring into a topologically non-trivial state than two rings that are not linked. This particular restriction has the consequence that helical plasmas exhibit increased stability in laboratory devices, in the Sun and in the intergalactic medium. Here we discuss how a magnetic field is stabilizing the plasma and preventing it from… 
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