Global simulations of differentially rotating magnetized disks: Formation of low-β filaments and structured coronae

M. Machida, Mitsuru R. Hayashi, R. Matsumoto

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術誌査読

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We present the results of three-dimensional global magnetohydrodynamic simulations of the Parker-shearing instability in a differentially rotating torus initially threaded by toroidal magnetic fields. An equilibrium model of a magnetized torus is adopted as an initial condition. When β0 = Pgas/Pmag ∼ 1 at the initial state, magnetic flux buoyantly escapes from the disk and creates looplike structures similar to those in the solar corona. Inside the torus, the growth of nonaxisymmetric magnetorotational (or Balbus & Hawley) instability generates magnetic turbulence. Magnetic field lines are tangled on a small scale, but on a large scale they show low azimuthal wavenumber spiral structure. After several rotation periods, the system oscillates around a state with β ∼ 5. We found that magnetic pressure-dominated (β < 1) filaments are created in the torus. The volume filling factor of the region in which β ≤ 0.3 is 2%-10%. Magnetic energy release in such low-β regions may lead to violent flaring activities in accretion disks and in galactic gas disks.

本文言語英語
ページ(範囲)L67-L70
ジャーナルAstrophysical Journal
532
1 PART 2
DOI
出版ステータス出版済み - 3月 20 2000
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!!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 天文学と天体物理学
  • 宇宙惑星科学

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