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Author Mahajan, S. M. ♦ Yoshida, Z.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS ♦ ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY ♦ COSMOLOGY ♦ ENTROPY ♦ HELICITY ♦ MAGNETIC FIELDS ♦ RELATIVISTIC RANGE ♦ RELATIVITY THEORY ♦ SPACE-TIME ♦ TOPOLOGY ♦ VORTICES ♦ ENERGY RANGE ♦ MATHEMATICS ♦ PARTICLE PROPERTIES ♦ PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ♦ THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES
Abstract We demonstrate that a purely ideal mechanism, originating in the space-time distortion caused by the demands of special relativity, can break the topological constraint (leading to helicity conservation) that would forbid the emergence of a magnetic field (a generalized vorticity) in an ideal nonrelativistic dynamics. The new mechanism, arising from the interaction between the inhomogeneous flow fields and inhomogeneous entropy, is universal and can provide a finite seed even for mildly relativistic flows.
ISSN 00319007
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2010-08-27
Publisher Place United States
Journal Physical Review Letters
Volume Number 105
Issue Number 9


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