Description: Abstract: "The hydromagnetic energy principle is applied to the derivation of necessary and sufficient conditions for the hydromagnetic stability of a linear pinch with distributed plasma current (a diffuse linear pinch). The results are quite general in that the axial and azimuthal components of the magnetic field, which determines the structure of the pinch completely, are treated as arbitrary functions of distance from the axis. For purpose of illustration, the general results are applied to the limiting case of a pinch with the plasma current confined to an infinity thin layer (a sharp pinch)."
Date: August 1959
Creator: Newcomb, William A.
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