Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 76, Issue 1, pp 13–21

Dynamo mechanism for turbulent wave in celestial bodies

  • Li Xiao-Qing
  • Song Guo-Xuan

DOI: 10.1007/BF00651238

Cite this article as:
Xiao-Qing, L. & Guo-Xuan, S. Astrophys Space Sci (1981) 76: 13. doi:10.1007/BF00651238


It is well known that under cosmic conditions the various modes of plasma turbulence waves (including MHD waves) are easily excited. In this paper we are trying to show that the turbulent wave also generates a source-term for the magnetic induced equations as does the turbulent fluid with nonzero helicity. By expanding the turbulent field in Fourier series, we have obtained dynamo equation for turbulent wave and a reasonable solution which indicates that the poloidal field may be built-up in the turbulent source region. Perhaps, we may think that the poloidal field of Equation (9) is the analytical form of the magnetic field in a turbulent source region of celestial bodies.

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Li Xiao-Qing
    • 1
  • Song Guo-Xuan
    • 2
  1. 1.Purple Mountain ObservatoryAcademia SinicaThe People's Republic of China
  2. 2.Shanghai ObservatoryAcademia SinicaThe People's Republic of China