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Paper: Ambipolar Diffusion in a Turbulent Medium
Volume: 323, Star Formation in the Interstellar Medium: In Honor of David Hollenbach, Chris McKee, and Frank Shu
Page: 97
Authors: Zweibel, E.G.
Abstract: The relationship between gas density and magnetic field strength in the interstellar medium the nature of magnetohydrodynamic processes under interstellar conditions. The B - ρ relation is important not only as a probe of interstellar gas dynamics but also for its implications for the generation and evolution of the Galactic magnetic field. Observations suggest that the B - ρ relation is determined largely by diffusion. Ambipolar drift acting in concert with turbulence is the most viable candidate for a rapid diffusion mechanism.
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