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Numerical simulations of turbulent dynamos

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Axel Brandenburg


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Using a periodic box calculation it is shown that, owing to helicity conservation, a large scale field can only develop on a resistive timescale. This behaviour can be reproduced by a mean-field dynamo with alpha and eta(t) quenchings that are equally strong and 'catastrophic'.

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Author(s): Brandenburg A

Editor(s): Rickman, H.

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Highlights of Astronomy: 24th General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union

Year of Conference: 2002

Pages: 742-744

ISSN: 0074-1809

Publisher: Astronomical Society of the Pacific

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Series Title: IAU Symposia

ISBN: 9781583810866