The relative orientation between the magnetic field and gas density structures in non-gravitating turbulent media

  title={The relative orientation between the magnetic field and gas density structures in non-gravitating turbulent media},
  author={Bastian K{\"o}rtgen and Juan Diego Soler},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  • B. KörtgenJ. Soler
  • Published 2 October 2020
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Magnetic fields are a dynamically important agent for regulating structure formation in the interstellar medium. The study of the relative orientation between the local magnetic field and gas (column-) density gradient has become a powerful tool to analyse the magnetic field's impact on the dense gas formation in the Galaxy. In this study, we perform numerical simulations of a non-gravitating, isothermal gas, where the turbulence is driven either solenoidally or compressively. We find that only… 

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