# Effects of a small magnetic field on homoclinic bifurcations in a low-Prandtl-number fluid.

@article{Basak2016EffectsOA, title={Effects of a small magnetic field on homoclinic bifurcations in a low-Prandtl-number fluid.}, author={Arnab Basak and Krishna Kumar}, journal={Chaos}, year={2016}, volume={26 12}, pages={ 123123 } }

Effects of a uniform magnetic field on homoclinic bifurcations in Rayleigh-Bénard convection in a fluid of Prandtl number Pr = 0.01 are investigated using direct numerical simulations (DNS). A uniform magnetic field is applied either in the vertical direction or in the horizontal direction. For a weak vertical magnetic field, the possibilities of both forward and backward homoclinic bifurcations are observed leading to a spontaneous gluing of two limit cycles into one as well as a spontaneous…

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