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Mechanically forced and thermally driven flows in liquid sodium

W. L. Shew - D. R. Sisan - D. P. Lathrop

University of Maryland College Park, MD, USA 20742 }

Abstract
We describe experiments designed to better understand the effects of turbulent flow and rotation on magnetic field self-generation. Three different types of liquid sodium experiments are detailed: mechanically forced experiments with an asymmetric geometry, a rotating convection experiment, and a planned larger experiment that is both mechanically forced and rotating. Tables 2, Figs 4, Refs 18.

Magnetohydrodynamics 38, No. 1/2, 121-127, 2002 [PDF, 0.32 Mb]

Copyright: Institute of Physics, University of Latvia
ISSN (printed edition): 0024-998X