Self-consistent dynamolike activity in turbulent plasmas

A. Bhattacharjee, Eliezer Hameiri

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Abstract

The evolution of turbulent plasmas is investigated within the framework of resistive magnetohydrodynamics. The functional form of the mean electric field is derived for fluctuations generated by tearing and resistive-interchange modes. It is shown that a bath of such local and global modes in pinches causes toroidal field reversal with finite pressure gradients in the plasma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)206-209
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume57
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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