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Dynamics of helicity transport and Taylor relaxation

  • Author(s): Diamond, PH
  • Malkov, M
  • et al.

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Symmetry principles were used to derive a simple model of the dynamics of Taylor relaxation. The derived model predicts several classes of nondiffusive helicity transport phenomena, including traveling nonlinear waves and superdiffusive turbulent pulses. A universal expression for the scaling of the effective magnetic Reynold's number of a system undergoing Taylor relaxation was also derived.

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