As a Matter of Tension: Kinetic Energy Spectra in MHD Turbulence

  title={As a Matter of Tension: Kinetic Energy Spectra in MHD Turbulence},
  author={Philipp Grete and Brian W. O’Shea and Kris Beckwith},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
While magnetized turbulence is ubiquitous in many astrophysical and terrestrial systems, our understanding of even the simplest physical description of this phenomena, ideal magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) turbulence, remains substantially incomplete. In this work, we highlight the shortcomings of existing theoretical and phenomenological descriptions of MHD turbulence that focus on the joint (kinetic and magnetic) energy fluxes and spectra by demonstrating that treating these quantities separately… 
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