# S. Chandrasekhar and magnetohydrodynamics

@article{Parker1996SCA, title={S. Chandrasekhar and magnetohydrodynamics}, author={Eugene N. Parker}, journal={Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy}, year={1996}, volume={17}, pages={147-166} }

This chapter summarizes the many fundamental contributions of Chandrasekhar to the subject of hydromagnetics or magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) with particular attention to the generation, static equilibrium, and dynamical stability-instability of magnetic field in various idealized settings with conceptual application to astronomical problems. His interest in MHD seems to have arisen first in connection with the turbulence of electrically conducting fluid in the presence of a magnetic field…

## 3 Citations

### Probability Density Functions in Homogeneous and Isotropic Magneto-Hydrodynamic Turbulence

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### Chandrasekhar–Kendall functions in astrophysical dynamos

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- 2011

Some of the contributions of Chandrasekhar to the field of magnetohydrodynamics are highlighted. Particular emphasis is placed on the Chandrasekhar–Kendall functions that allow a decomposition of a…

### Contribution of the chiral vortical effect to the evolution of the hypermagnetic field and the matter-antimatter asymmetry in the early Universe

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