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Dynamo action in Möbius flow

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Anvar ShukurovORCiD, Dr Rodion Stepanov, Professor Dmitry Sokoloff


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We demonstrate that flows of conducting fluid along a Mobius strip and related surfaces are hydromagnetic dynamos, i.e., they can produce an exponentially growing magnetic field from an infinitesimal seed. The critical magnetic Reynolds number in one of our models is as low as about 16. Together with other attractive features, this makes this flow an interesting candidate for a laboratory dynamo experiment.

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Author(s): Shukurov A, Stepanov R, Sokoloff D

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Physical Review E

Year: 2008

Volume: 78

Issue: 2

ISSN (print): 1539-3755

ISSN (electronic): 1550-2376

Publisher: American Physical Society


DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.78.025301


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06-01-00234Royal Society, RFBR-Ural
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MK-4338.2007.1Russian Federation President