The Torus II high-beta tokamak has studied plasmas with < 120631 > in the range 9-13%. Both stable and unstable equilibria were observed; in the case of unstable equilibria, the instability had the characteristics of high-toroidal-mode-number ballooning. The experimental equilibria were modelled computationally and tested for stability. Predicted growth rates and critical mode numbers are in reasonable agreement with observation.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Condensed Matter Physics