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A Comparison of Incompressible Limits for Resistive Plasmas

McMillan, B.; Dewar, Robert; Storer, Robin G


The constraint of incompressibility is often used to simplify the magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) description of linearized plasma dynamics because it does not affect the ideal MHD marginal stability point. In this paper two methods for introducing incompressibility are compared in a cylindrical plasma model: in the first method, the limit γ → is taken, where γ is the ratio of specific heats; in the second, an anisotropic mass tensor σ is used, with the component parallel to the magnetic field taken...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
DOI: 10.1088/0741-3335/46/7/003


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