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Abstract

The effective resistivity $Gh-a and viscosity mu-a through which small-scale MHD turbulence affects large - scale magnetic structures in a low-beta plasma are derived. While mu-a only depends on the turbulent magnetic field and is|always positive, $Gh-a becomes negative when the magnetic turbulence energy density exceeds the kinetic one. This generalizes a previous result in the theory of 2D MHD turbulence. The origin of a recently published result giving a positive definite resistivity is pointed out.

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Authors: BISKAMP D MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUT FUER PLASMAPHYSIK, GARCHING (GERMANY), MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUT FUER PLASMAPHYSIK, GARCHING (GERMANY)
Bibliographic Reference: AVAILABILITY: MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUT FUER PLASMAPHYSIK, 8046 GARCHING BEI MUENCHEN (GERMANY), MENTIONING REPORT IPP 6/222, 1983
Record Number: 1989122008500 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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