Suppression of Cross-Field Transport of a Passive Scalar in Two-Dimensional Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence
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Suppression of Cross-Field Transport of a Passive Scalar in Two-Dimensional Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence

  • Author(s): Diamond, PH
  • Gruzinov, AV
  • et al.
Abstract

The theory of passive scalar transport in two dimensional turbulent fluids is generalized to the case of 2D MHD. Invariance of the cross correlation of scalar concentration and magnetic potential produces a novel contribution to the concentration flux. This pinch effect is proportional to the mean potential gradient, and is shown to drastically reduce transport of the passive scalar across the mean magnetic field when . Transport parallel to the mean magnetic field is unchanged. Implications for models of transport in turbulent magnetofluids are discussed. PAC NOS. 47.25.Jn, 47.65.+a

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