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It is shown that isocurrent density surfaces in MHD turbulence have fractal dimension D = 11/4 (D = 7/4 in 2D) instead of D = 8/3 in Navier-Stokes turbulence, which is due to the Alfvén effect. The results are in good agreement with numerical simulations of 2D MHD turbulence.

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Authors: BISKAMP D, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching bei München (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Europhysics Letters, Vol. 21 (1993) No. 5, pp. 563-567
Record Number: 199310671 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en