Kinetic theory of the collisional drift-tearing instability

Kimitaka Itoh, Sanae Inoue Itoh

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Abstract

The kinetic theory of the collisional drift-tearing instability in a finite-β cylindrical tokamak is investigated using the BGK collision operator in the absence of a temperature gradient. The drift-tearing mode, which is stabilized by the coupling to the outgoing drift mode, is further stabilized by electron collisions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-87
Number of pages3
JournalPhysics Letters A
Volume82
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 9 1981
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy

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