Magnetic field dynamos and magnetically triggered flow instabilities

Frank Stefani, Thomas Albrecht, Rainer Arlt, Michael Christen, Agris Gailitis, Marcus Gellert, André Giesecke, Oliver Goepfert, Johann Herault, Oleg Kirillov, George Mamatsashvili, Janis Priede, Guenther Ruediger, Martin Seilmayer, Andreas Tilgner, Tobias Vogt

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The project A2 of the LIMTECH Alliance aimed at a better understanding of those magnetohydrodynamic instabilities that are relevant for the generation and the action of cosmic magnetic fields. These comprise the hydromagnetic dynamo effect and various magnetically triggered flow instabilities, such as the magnetorotational instability and the Tayler instability. The project was intended to support the experimental capabilities to become available in the framework of the DREsden Sodium facility for DYNamo and thermohydraulic studies (DRESDYN). An associated starting grant was focused on the dimensioning of a liquid metal experiment on the newly found magnetic destabilization of rotating flows with positive shear. In this paper, the main results of these two projects are summarized.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSymposium on Liquid Metal Technologies 19–20 September 2017, Dresden, Germany
PublisherIOP Publishing
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 23 May 2017
EventInternational Symposium on Liquid Metal Technologies - Dresden, Germany
Duration: 19 Sept 201720 Sept 2017

Publication series

NameIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering,
ISSN (Print)1757-8981
ISSN (Electronic)1757-899X


SeminarInternational Symposium on Liquid Metal Technologies

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