Influence of Magnetic Helicity in MHD

Candelaresi, S. , Del Sordo, F. and Brandenburg, A. (2010) Influence of Magnetic Helicity in MHD. In: Astrophysical Dynamics: From Stars to Galaxies, Nice, France, 21-25 Jun 2010, pp. 369-370. (doi:10.1017/S1743921311017832)

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Observations have shown that the Sun's magnetic field has helical structures. The helicity content in magnetic field configurations is a crucial constraint on the dynamical evolution of the system. Since helicity is connected with the number of links we investigate configurations with interlocked magnetic flux rings and one with unlinked rings. It turns out that it is not the linking of the tubes which affects the magnetic field decay, but the content of magnetic helicity.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Candelaresi, Dr Simon
Authors: Candelaresi, S., Del Sordo, F., and Brandenburg, A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Mathematics and Statistics > Mathematics

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