Space Science Reviews

, Volume 152, Issue 1, pp 543–564

Laboratory Dynamo Experiments

Authors

  • Gautier Verhille
    • Laboratoire de Physique de l’École Normale Supérieure de LyonCNRS & Université de Lyon
  • Nicolas Plihon
    • Laboratoire de Physique de l’École Normale Supérieure de LyonCNRS & Université de Lyon
  • Mickael Bourgoin
    • Laboratoire de Physique de l’École Normale Supérieure de LyonCNRS & Université de Lyon
    • Laboratoire des Ecoulements Geophysiques et IndustrielsCNRS/UJF/INPG UMR5519
  • Philippe Odier
    • Laboratoire de Physique de l’École Normale Supérieure de LyonCNRS & Université de Lyon
    • Laboratoire de Physique de l’École Normale Supérieure de LyonCNRS & Université de Lyon
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11214-009-9546-1

Cite this article as:
Verhille, G., Plihon, N., Bourgoin, M. et al. Space Sci Rev (2010) 152: 543. doi:10.1007/s11214-009-9546-1

Abstract

Since the turn of the century, experiments have produced laboratory fluid dynamos that enable a study of the effect in controlled conditions. We review here magnetic induction processes that are believed to underlie dynamo action, and we present results of these dynamo experiments. In particular, we detail progress that have been made through the study of von Kármán flows, using gallium or sodium as working fluids.

Keywords

Magnetic fieldsMagnetohydrodynamicsDynamoExperimentsInstabilitiesTurbulence
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