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Paper: Non-ideal MHD Turbulent Decay in Molecular Clouds
Volume: 429, Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows, Astronum-2009
Page: 3
Authors: Downes, T. P.; O’Sullivan, S.
Abstract: We present results of a suite of simulations of turbulent decay in molecular clouds. These simulations include magnetic fields and, in a simplified manner, non-ideal effects such as ambipolar diffusion and the Hall effect. It has been speculated that the Hall effect may have some importance in molecular clouds in spite of its rather low level in comparison with ambipolar diffusion. We use our simulation results to compare turbulent decay with and without non-ideal effects and we also explore the effect of the individual non-ideal effects incorporated.
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