100th anniversary of the birth of Ya.B. Zeldovich

Dynamo: from an astrophysical model to laboratory experiments

 a,  b, c,  b
a Lomonosov Moscow State University, Department of Physics, Leninskie Gory 1 build. 2, Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation
b Institute of Continuous Media Mechanics, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. akad. Koroleva 1, Perm, 614013, Russian Federation
c Perm National Research Polytechnic University, Komsomol'skii prosp. 29, Perm, 614990, Russian Federation

Magnetic field generation and evolution in celestial bodies — the subject matter of the theory of the dynamo — held Ya.B. Zeldovich’s interest for years. Over the time since then the study of the dynamo process has developed from a part of theoretical astro- and geophysics to a self-contained domain of physics, with the possibility of laboratory dynamo experiments. We give some theoretical background and discuss laboratory dynamo experiments (including those conducted in Russia) as well as their impact on dynamo theory and its astrophysical applications.

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PACS: 07.55.Db, 41.20.−q, 91.25.−r, 96.12.Hg, 96.60.Hv (all)
DOI: 10.3367/UFNe.0184.201403g.0313
Citation: Sokoloff D D, Stepanov R A, Frick P G "Dynamo: from an astrophysical model to laboratory experiments" Phys. Usp. 57 292–311 (2014)
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Received: 1st, October 2013, 12th, November 2013

Оригинал: Соколов Д Д, Степанов Р А, Фрик П Г «Динамо: на пути от астрофизических моделей к лабораторному эксперименту» УФН 184 313–335 (2014); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.0184.201403g.0313

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