thermal equilibrium; temperature stability; cylindrical plasma
A variational formulation is used to consider thermal equilibrium and stability for a cylindrical plasma modeled by dissipative magnetohydrodynamics. The parameter dependence of equilibrium solutions and their stability is followed using homotopy techniques. Solution branches and their connections are studied in relation to the applied fields.
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