Plasma theory

Comprehensive studies on various aspects of plasma production, heating, equilibrium and stability in magnetic traps are carried out.

Analysis of instabilities and the resulting anomalous transport in plasma with highly inhomogeneous poloidal rotation was performed.

The numerical codes were developed for three-dimensional simulation of plasma transport in presence of resonant magnetic perturbations to suppress the edge localized modes.

Prospective scenarios for RF plasma production and heating in stellarators were proposed.