Historical Evolution and Trends

  • Sergei Molokov
  • René Moreau
  • Keith Moffatt

Part of the Fluid Mechanics And Its Applications book series (FMIA, volume 80)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Dynamo, Astrophysics, and Plasmas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Agris Gailitis, Olgerts Lielausis, Gunter Gerbeth, Frank Stefani
      Pages 37-54
    3. Leon Mestel
      Pages 73-84
    4. Alexander A. Schekochihin, Steven C. Cowley
      Pages 85-115
  3. High Magnetic Fields

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Thierry Alboussière
      Pages 195-209
  4. Turbulence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Keith Moffatt
      Pages 213-222
    3. René Moreau, Andre Thess, Arkady Tsinober
      Pages 231-246
    4. Bernard Knaepen, Olivier Debliquy, Daniele Carati
      Pages 247-262
    5. Sven Eckert, Andreas Cramer, Gunter Gerbeth
      Pages 275-294
    6. Tom Weier, Victor Shatrov, Gunter Gerbeth
      Pages 295-312
  5. Electromagnetic Processing of Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. Yves Fautrelle, Alfred Sneyd, Jacqueline Etay
      Pages 345-355
    3. Valdis Bojarevics, Koulis Pericleous
      Pages 357-374
    4. Hiroyuki Ozoe, Janusz S. Szmyd, Toshio Tagawa
      Pages 375-390
    5. Antoine Alemany, Jean-Paul Chopart
      Pages 391-407

About this book


Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) studies the interaction between the flow of an electrically conducting fluid and magnetic fields. It involves such diverse topics as the evolution and dynamics of astrophysical objects, thermonuclear fusion, metallurgy and semiconductor crystal growth, etc. Although the first ideas in magnetohydrodynamics appeared at the beginning of the last century, the "explosion" in theoretical and experimental studies occurred in the 1950s-60s.

This state-of-the-art book aims at revising the evolution of ideas in various branches of magnetohydrodynamics (astrophysics, earth and solar dynamos, plasmas, MHD turbulence and liquid metals) and reviews current trends and challenges.


Semiconductor astrophysics electromagnetic processing of materials fluids magnetic field magnetohydrodynamics nuclear fusion

Authors and affiliations

  • Sergei Molokov
    • 1
  • René Moreau
    • 2
  • Keith Moffatt
    • 3
  1. 1.Coventry UniversityCV1 5FBUK
  2. 2.ENSHMG38402France
  3. 3.Trinity CollegeCB2 1TQUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-4832-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-4833-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0926-5112
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