Non-linear magnetic diffusivity in mean-field electrodynamics


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We consider non-linear transport and drift processes caused by an inhomogeneous magnetic field in a turbulent fluid. The coefficients of magnetic diffusivity and drift velocity are calculated by making use of the second-order correlation approximation. Transport processes in the presence of a sufficiently strong magnetic field become anisotropic with larger diffusion rate and turbulent electrical resistivity across the field than along the field. Non-linear effects also lead to a drift of the magnetic field away from the regions with a higher magnetic energy.