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Paper: Protostellar Jets Driven by a Disorganized Magnetic Field
Volume: 287, Galactic Star Formation Across the Stellar Mass Spectrum
Page: 351
Authors: Williams, P.
Abstract: We propose a viscoelastic model of the Maxwell stresses due to the disorganized magnetic field in MRI-driven MHD turbulence. Viscoelastic fluids in the laboratory are known to produce jet-like structures under the action of a rotating sphere. Here we argue that a similar mechanism may help explain jets in protostellar systems. Such jets would be driven not by large scale organized magnetic fields, but by the mean field stresses of small scale tangled magnetic fields.
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