Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 62, Issue 1, pp 255–258 | Cite as

Hydromagnetic interaction in a fluid dielectric

  • Bibhas R. De
Letter to the Editor


It is shown that a dielectric fluid is capable of hydromagnetic interaction, much like a conducting fluid. The physical principle of this interaction is outlined and the criteria for dominance of the interaction are derived.


Physical Principle Dielectric Fluid Conducting Fluid 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Co. 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bibhas R. De
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  1. 1.Lunar and Planetary InstituteHoustonU.S.A.

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