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Large-scale magnetic field sustainment by forced MHD wave turbulence

TitreLarge-scale magnetic field sustainment by forced MHD wave turbulence
Type de publicationJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuteursGaltier, S, Nazarenko, SV
JournalJournal of Turbulence
ISBN Number1468-5248
Numéro d'accèsWOS:000261312100001

We investigate numerically the long-time behavior of balanced Alfven wave turbulence forced at intermediate scales. Whereas the usual constant flux solution is found at the smallest scales, two new scalings are obtained at the forcing scales and at the largest scales of the system. In the latter case we show, in particular, that the spectrum evolves first to a state determined by Loitsiansky invariant and later a state close to the thermodynamic equipartition solution predicted by wave turbulence. The astrophysical implications for galactic magnetic field regeneration are discussed.

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