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Hamilton-Jacobi theory for continuation of magnetic field across a toroidal surface supporting a plasma pressure discontinuity

McGann, Mathew; Hudson, Stuart R; Dewar, Robert; Von Nessi, Gregory


The vanishing of the divergence of the total stress tensor (magnetic plus kinetic) in a neighborhood of an equilibrium plasma containing a toroidal surface of discontinuity gives boundary and jump conditions that strongly constrain allowable continuations of the magnetic field across the surface. The boundary conditions allow the magnetic fields on either side of the discontinuity surface to be described by surface magnetic potentials, reducing the continuation problem to that of solving a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Physics Letters A
DOI: 10.1016/j.physleta.2010.06.014


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