Degenerate toroidal magnetohydrodynamic equilibria and minimum B

C. M. Bishop, J. B. Taylor

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It is shown that there is a unique configuration of toroidal magnetic surfaces. This configuration corresponds to more than one plasma equilibrium. It is the configuration of isodynamic equilibria. These equilibria include toroidal minimum‐B equilibria and the distinction between these unstable systems and the stable minimum‐B mirror systems is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1144-1148
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics of Fluids
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1986


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