Kinetic Theory of Nonlocal High-N Ballooning Mode

Kimitaka Itoh, Takashi Tuda, Sanae Inoue Itoh

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)


Kinetic theory of high-n (n: toroidal mode number) electromagnetic ballooning mode is presented with consistent inclusion of plasma β-value, ion gyroradius, kinetic parallel conductivity, ∇B drift and magnetic shear effects. A new unstable branch of nonlocal eixenmodes in a collisionless toroidal plasma is found. The growth rate of kinetic high-n ballooning mode is of order of drift frequency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)655-658
Number of pages4
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


Dive into the research topics of 'Kinetic Theory of Nonlocal High-N Ballooning Mode'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this