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On the results of the Riga dynamo experiments

A. Gailitis1 - O. Lielausis1 - E. Platacis1 - G. Gerbeth2 - F. Stefani2

1 Institute of Physics, University of Latvia Salaspils-1, LV-2169, Latvia
2 Forschungszentrum Rossendorf P.O. Box 510119, D-01314 Dresden, Germany

On 11 November 1999, magnetic field self-excitation was observed for the first time in a hydromagnetic experiment at the Riga dynamo facility. In a second experiment in July 2000, the dynamo behaviour in the kinematic as well as in the saturation regime was studied. We report on the results of both experiments and try to understand the saturation mechanism. Figs 9, Refs 8.

Magnetohydrodynamics 37, No. 1/2, 71-79, 2001 [PDF, 0.43 Mb]

Copyright: Institute of Physics, University of Latvia
Electronic edition ISSN 1574-0579
Printed edition ISSN 0024-998X