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Modeling the effect of anisotropic pressure on tokamak plasmas normal modes and continuum using fluid approaches

Qu, Zhisong; Hole, Matthew; Fitzgerald, Michael


Extending the ideal MHD stability code MISHKA, a new code, MISHKA-A, is developed to study the impact of pressure anisotropy on plasma stability. Based on full anisotropic equilibrium and geometry, the code can provide normal mode analysis with three fluid closure models: the single adiabatic model (SA), the double adiabatic model (CGL) and the incompressible model. A study on the plasma continuous spectrum shows that in low beta, large aspect ratio plasma, the main impact of anisotropy lies in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
DOI: 10.1088/0741-3335/57/9/095005


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