Magnetic Helicity and Relaxation: Theory

  1. Michael R. Brown,
  2. Richard C. Canfield and
  3. Alexei A. Pevtsov
  1. Paul M. Bellan

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM111p0119

Magnetic Helicity in Space and Laboratory Plasmas

Magnetic Helicity in Space and Laboratory Plasmas

How to Cite

Bellan, P. M. (1999) Magnetic Helicity and Relaxation: Theory, in Magnetic Helicity in Space and Laboratory Plasmas (eds M. R. Brown, R. C. Canfield and A. A. Pevtsov), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM111p0119

Author Information

  1. Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1999

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900940

Online ISBN: 9781118664476

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Keywords:

  • Magnetic reconnection;
  • Particles (Nuclear physics)-Helicity;
  • Plasma (Ionized gases);
  • Plasma astrophysics

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Magnetic Helicity, K

  • Relative Helicity, Kret

  • Conservation Equation for Relative Helicity; Injection

  • Relaxation in Systems with Open Field Lines

  • Discussion of λ

  • Evolution of The Relaxed State

  • Relaxed States, the MHD Energy Principle, and Stationary States