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A novel type of turbulence, which arises in 2-dimensional electron magnetohydrodynamics, is studied by numerical simulation. Energy dissipation rates are found to be independent of the dissipation coefficients. The energy spectrum (Ek) follows the basic Kolmogorov-type predictions, k(-5/3) for kd(e) > 1 and k(-7/3) for kd(e) < 1 (d(e) is the electron inertial length) and is hence independent of the linear wave properties. Results are compared with other 2-dimensional turbulent systems.

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Authors: BISKAMP D, National Institute for Fusion Science, Nagoya (JP);SCHWARZ E, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching bei München (DE);DRAKE J F, University of Maryland, Institute for Plasma Physics (US)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 76 (1996) No. 8, pp. 1264-1267
Record Number: 199611023 / Last updated on: 1996-09-30
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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