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We conduct simulations of turbulent mixing in the presence of a magnetic field, grown by the small-scale dynamo. We show that the scalar gradient field, ∇C, which must be large

We conduct simulations of turbulent mixing in the presence of a magnetic field, grown by the small-scale dynamo. We show that the scalar gradient field, ∇C, which must be large for diffusion to operate, is strongly biased perpendicular to the magnetic field, B. This is true both early on, when the magnetic field is negligible, and at late times, when the field is strong enough to back react on the flow. This occurs because ∇C increases within the plane of a compressive motion, but B increases perpendicular to it.

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  • 2014-07-20
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1088/2041-8205/790/1/L9
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    Sur, Sharanya, Pan, Liubin, & Scannapieco, Evan (2014). ALIGNMENT OF THE SCALAR GRADIENT IN EVOLVING MAGNETIC FIELDS. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL LETTERS, 790(1), L9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/2041-8205/790/1/L9

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