Generation of Cosmic Magnetic Fields

  • A. A. Ruzmaikin
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 305)


The generation of magnetic fields by dynamo action of cosmic turbulent plasmas is considered. Three levels of the consideration are discussed: (1) the mean field behaviour, (2) deviations from the mean field, i.e. magnetic fluctuations, and (3) the generation and distribution of random magnetic field in the random flow of a conducting plasma. Examples of magnetic fields generated in the Uranus and Neptune interiors, in the Sun, and in the clusters of galaxies are presented.


Magnetic Field Secular Variation Differential Rotation Magnetic Reynolds Number Dynamo Action 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Ruzmaikin
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  1. 1.Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism Ionosphere and Radio Wave PropagationTroitsk Moscow RegionUSSR

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