Exact axisymmetric Taylor states for shaped plasmas

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We present a general construction for exact analytic Taylor states in axisymmetric toroidal geometries. In this construction, the Taylor equilibria are fully determined by specifying the aspect ratio, elongation, and triangularity of the desired plasma geometry. For equilibria with a magnetic X-point, the location of the X-point must also be specified. The flexibility and simplicity of these solutions make them useful for verifying the accuracy of numerical solvers and for theoretical studies of Taylor states in laboratory experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number064501
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Volume21
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Exact axisymmetric Taylor states for shaped plasmas. / Cerfon, Antoine J.; O'Neil, Michael.

In: Physics of Plasmas, Vol. 21, No. 6, 064501, 2014.

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