Self-similar turbulent dynamo.

  title={Self-similar turbulent dynamo.},
  author={A. A. Schekochihin and S C Cowley and Jason L. Maron and James C. McWilliams},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={92 6},
The amplification of magnetic fields in a highly conducting fluid is studied numerically. During growth, the magnetic field is spatially intermittent: it does not uniformly fill the volume, but is concentrated in long thin folded structures. Contrary to a commonly held view, intermittency of the folded field does not increase indefinitely throughout the growth stage if diffusion is present. Instead, as we show, the probability-density function (PDF) of the field-strength becomes self-similar… 

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