Stationary magnetohydrodynamic models of three-dimensional rigidly rotating magnetized coronae

Nasser Al-Salti, Thomas Neukirch

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Example solutions of a theory for stationary 3D non-potential solutions of the MHD equations (in the co-rotating frame of reference) are presented. As a first step we present solutions for the mathematically simpler case of a massive central cylinder, but the theory can also be applied to spherical bodies. The fundamental equation of the theory is linear and in the cylindrical case it can be solved using standard methods. Possible application is the structure of coronae of (fast) rotating stars.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)760-763
Number of pages4
JournalAIP Conference Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2009



  • Coronae
  • Magnetohydrodynamics(mhd)
  • Plasmas
  • Rotation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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