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Hamilton-Jacobi theory for connecting equilibrium magnetic fields across a toroidal surface supporting a plasma pressure discontinuity

McGann, Mathew


This thesis explores the conditions for connecting magnetic fields separated by an infinitely thin current sheet in a plasma. A condition of force balance strongly constrains the allowable continuations of the magnetic field across the surface. As this study is principally motivated by the need to calculate plasma equilibria in non-axisymmetric (3-D) toroidal fusion devices, the current sheet is assumed to be a 2-torus, and there is a focus on current sheets supporting a jump in pressure. Such...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d5e71fc07be3
Access Rights: Open Access


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