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Galactic dynamo simulations

  • Detlef Elstner (a1), Oliver Gressel (a1) and Günther Rüdiger (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1743921309031135
  • Published online: 01 November 2008
Abstract
Abstract

Recent simulations of supernova-driven turbulence within the ISM support the existence of a large-scale dynamo. With a growth time of about two hundred million years, the dynamo is quite fast – in contradiction to many assertions in the literature. We here present details on the scaling of the dynamo effect within the simulations and discuss global mean-field models based on the adopted turbulence coefficients. The results are compared to global simulations of the magneto-rotational instability.

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