Physical Review Letters
Plasma turbulence in a linear device is explored for the first time with three-dimensional global two-fluid simulations, focusing on the plasma parameters of the Large Plasma Device. Three instabilities are present in the simulations: the Kelvin-Helmholtz instability, a sheath-driven instability, and a resistive drift wave instability. The Kelvin-Helmholtz mode is shown to dominate the transport of plasma across the magnetic field. Simple scaling laws are obtained for the plasma profiles.
Rogers, B. N. and Ricci, Paolo, "Low-Frequency Turbulence in a Linear Magnetized Plasma" (2010). Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Articles. 2898.