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Paper: Axisymmetric MHD Instabilities in Solar/Stellar Tachoclines
Volume: 416, Solar-Stellar Dynamos as Revealed by Helio- and Asteroseismology: GONG 2008/SOHO 21
Page: 525
Authors: Dikpati, M.; Cally, P. S.; Gilman, P. A.; Miesch, M. S.
Abstract: We show that banded toroidal fields in the tachoclines of the Sun and other stars should be unstable to 3-D axisymmetric overturning modes if the peak toroidal field is ∼100 kG or more. This instability should fragment and limit the amplitude of toroidal fields in tachoclines.
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