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The escape of magnetic flux from a turbulent body of gas
Parker, E. N.
AA(Chicago, University, Chicago, Ill)
Astrophysical Journal, vol. 202, Dec. 1, 1975, pt. 1, p. 523-527. (ApJ Homepage)
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Plasma Physics
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Interstellar Magnetic Fields, Lines Of Force, Magnetic Flux, Turbulent Mixing, Conducting Fluids, Galactic Structure, Hydrogen Clouds, Magnetic Effects, Mathematical Models, Stellar Magnetic Fields, Topology
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Topological conditions on the surface of a turbulent body of highly conductive fluid under which escape of magnetic force lines would be impossible (Drobyshevski, Yuferev 1974) are studied with exact calculation of intermediate field configurations as a possible explanation of the decay of stellar magnetic fields via turbulent mixing. It is shown that upward escape of magnetic force lines in the regions between convective cells is possible through rapid reconnection of the force lines (studied as neutral point annihilation) such as occurs continually in rapidly evolving sunspot groups. It is concluded that there exists no topological barrier to the escape of magnetic flux from the sun or from the local galaxy.

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