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Turbulent ambipolar diffusion: Numerical studies in two dimensions

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Under ideal MHD conditions the magnetic field strength should be correlated with density in the interstellar medium (ISM). However, observations indicate that this correlation is weak. Ambipolar diffusion can decrease the flux-to-mass ratio in weakly ionized media; however, it is generally thought to be too slow to play a significant role in the ISM except in the densest molecular clouds. Turbulence is often invoked in astrophysical problems to increase transport rates above the (very slow) l...

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10.1086/381428

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Heitsch, F More by this author
Zweibel, EG More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Astrophysics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Astrophysics
Publisher:
Institute of Physics Publishing
Journal:
Astrophysical Journal
Volume:
603
Issue:
1 I
Pages:
165-179
Publication date:
2004-03-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1538-4357
ISSN:
0004-637X
URN:
uuid:854dc0e9-80c0-4504-9c86-ac543556b5cf
Source identifiers:
205774
Local pid:
pubs:205774

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