thermal equilibrium, temperature stability, cylindrical plasma
A variational formulation is used to consider thermal equilibrium and stability for a cylindrical plasma modeled by dissipative magnetohydrodynamics. The parameter dependence of equilibrium solutions and their stability is followed using homotopy techniques. Solution branches and their connections are studied in relation to the applied fields.
Original Publication Citation
Rasband, S. N. and Yao H. Xu."Considerations of temperature stability in a cylindrical plasma." Physics of Fluids 29 (1986): 2639-2647.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Rasband, S. Neil and Xu, Yao-Hui, "Considerations of temperature stability in a cylindrical plasma" (1986). All Faculty Publications. 752.
Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Physics and Astronomy
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