Self-consistent dynamolike activity in turbulent plasmas

A. Bhattacharjee, Eliezer Hameiri

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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
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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