Early Magnetohydrodynamic Research in Stockholm

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

Electric discharges in gases were subject to a rather limited research effort during the first three decades of the twentieth century. There was, however, a turning point when Hannes Alfvén [1,2] started his studies on electromagnetic phenomena in astrophysics at the end of the 1930s, and especially after his discovery of magnetohydrodynamic waves in 1942.


Magnetic Reynolds Number Liquid Sodium Electromagnetic Phenomenon Cylindrical Column Mercury Surface 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bo Lehnert
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  1. 1.Alfvén LaboratoryRoyal Institute of TechnologySweden

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