Multi-region relaxed magnetohydrodynamic stability of a current sheet *

Publication Year
2019
Keywords
Abstract

It is shown that the resistive magnetohydrodynamic stability of a slab force-free current sheet can be calculated using the variational principle of multi-region relaxed magnetohydrodynamics and that the corresponding stability boundary is in exact agreement with linear tearing mode theory.

Journal
Physics of Plasmas
Volume
26
Issue
3
Date Published
03/2019