Dynamic and stagnating plasma flow leading to magnetic-flux-tube collimation.

  title={Dynamic and stagnating plasma flow leading to magnetic-flux-tube collimation.},
  author={Setthivoine You and Gun Su Yun and Paul M. Bellan},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={95 4},
Highly collimated, plasma-filled magnetic-flux tubes are frequently observed on galactic, stellar, and laboratory scales. We propose that a single, universal magnetohydrodynamic pumping process explains why such collimated, plasma-filled magnetic-flux tubes are ubiquitous. Experimental evidence from carefully diagnosed laboratory simulations of astrophysical jets confirms this assertion and is reported here. The magnetohydrodynamic process pumps plasma into a magnetic-flux tube and the… 

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