# Gyrokinetic continuum simulations of plasma turbulence in the Texas Helimak

@article{Bernard2019GyrokineticCS, title={Gyrokinetic continuum simulations of plasma turbulence in the Texas Helimak}, author={T. N. Bernard and E. L. Shi and Kenneth W. Gentle and Ammar H. Hakim and Gregory W. Hammett and T. Stoltzfus-Dueck and E. I. Taylor}, journal={Physics of Plasmas}, year={2019} }

The first gyrokinetic simulations of plasma turbulence in the Texas Helimak device, a simple magnetized torus, are presented. The device has features similar to the scrape-off layer region of tokamaks, such as bad-curvature-driven instabilities and sheath boundary conditions on the end plates, which are included in these simulations. Comparisons between simulations and measurements from the experiment show similarities, including equilibrium profiles and fluctuation amplitudes that approach…

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