Magnetic Filament Formation in the Intracluster Medium

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Magnetic Filament Formation in the Intracluster Medium

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Results from a high–resolution, turbulent, magnetohydrodynamics simulatation, with conditions that mimic those of a galaxy cluster plasma, are analyzed to determine the source of magnetic field filamentation. Although this simulation does not explicitly model resistive contributions to magnetic field growth, it was determined that numerical energy dissipation is approximately equal in magnitude and opposite in sign to magnetic energy growth predicted by ideal magnetohydrodynamics. Resistive energy dissipation is therefore essential to magnetic field filamentation.


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Penders, Sam. (2019). Magnetic Filament Formation in the Intracluster Medium. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy,

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