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Problems of magnetic dynamo
D.D. Sokoloffa,b aLomonosov Moscow State University, Department of Physics, Leninskie Gory 1 build. 2, Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation bPushkov Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radio Wave Propagation, Russian Academy of Sciences, Kaluzhskoe shosse 4, Troitsk, Москва, 108840, Russian Federation
In what is famously known as the solar activity cycle, every 11 years a wave of quasistationary magnetic field propagates in the solar
convective zone from the middle latitudes equatorwards, driven by the dynamo jointly produced by the differential rotation and mirrorasymmetric
convection. Similar processes occur in other celestial bodies and can to some extent be reproduced in the lab environment.
This paper reviews the current status of and future trends in the study of the dynamo problem.