Galactic and Accretion Disk Dynamos

  1. Michael R. Brown,
  2. Richard C. Canfield and
  3. Alexei A. Pevtsov
  1. Ethan T. Vishniac

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM111p0285

Magnetic Helicity in Space and Laboratory Plasmas

Magnetic Helicity in Space and Laboratory Plasmas

How to Cite

Vishniac, E. T. (1999) Galactic and Accretion Disk Dynamos, 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/GM111p0285

Author Information

  1. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

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:

  • Context

  • Clues and Constraints

  • Local Magnetohydrodynamic Instabilities in Disks

  • Numerical Simulations

  • Dynamo Theory

  • The Incoherent Dynamo in Astrophysical Disks

  • Summary