Current status and future prospects for laboratory study of angular momentum transport relevant to astrophysical disks

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Abstract

A concise review of the past and ongoing laboratory experiments on rotating flows and the associated angular momentum transport relevant to astrophysical disks is given in three categories: hydrodynamic, magnetohydrodynamic, gas and plasma experiments. Future prospects for these experiments, especially for those directly relevant to the magnetorotational instability (MRI), are discussed with an emphasis on a newly proposed swirling gas and plasma experiment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Plasma Astrophysics
EditorsAlfio Bonanno, Elisabete de Gouveia Dal Pino, Alexander Kosovichev
Pages18-25
Number of pages8
EditionS274
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
NumberS274
Volume6

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science

Keywords

  • accretion disks
  • hydrodynamics
  • instabilities
  • magnetohydrodynamics (MHD)
  • methods: laboratory
  • plasmas
  • turbulence

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Ji, H. (2010). Current status and future prospects for laboratory study of angular momentum transport relevant to astrophysical disks. In A. Bonanno, E. de Gouveia Dal Pino, & A. Kosovichev (Eds.), Advances in Plasma Astrophysics (S274 ed., pp. 18-25). (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union; Vol. 6, No. S274). https://doi.org/10.1017/S174392131100651X