Analytical solutions of the Grad-Shafranov equilibrium equation in simply connected plasma configurations, comprised of toroidal magnetic surfaces and open surfaces connected to electrodes, are reviewed and generalised. The Grad-Shafranov equation is linearised introducing assumptions on plasma current and pressure, which preserve regularity of solutions on the symmetry axis, as required for a simply connected geometry. Particular solutions are found by separation of variables both in cylindrical coordinates and in spherical ones. Equilibria that model local or global features of PROTO-SPHERA plasmas are constructed by combining a few particular solutions.
|Titolo:||Analytical studies of PROTO-SPHERA equilibria|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|