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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical Review Letters|
|State||Published - 1986|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)