Inverse cascade in decaying three-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic turbulence

Hindmarsh, M.B., Christensson, M. and Brandenburg, A. (2001) Inverse cascade in decaying three-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic turbulence. Physical Review E, 64 (5). 0564051-0564056. ISSN 1539-3755

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We perform direct numerical simulations of three-dimensional freely decaying magnetohydrodynamic turbulence. For helical magnetic fields, an inverse cascade effect is observed in which power is transfered from smaller scales to larger scales. The magnetic field reaches a scaling regime with self-similar evolution, and power-law behavior at high wave numbers. We also find power-law decay in the magnetic and kinematic energies, and power-law growth in the characteristic length scale of the magnetic field

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Inverse cascade, decaying, three-dimensional, magnetohydrodynamic turbulence.
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Depositing User: Gemma Farrell
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 09:26
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