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September 14, 2022

Turbulent mixing of a magnetized plasma

This image shows turbulent mixing of a magnetized plasma consisting of electrons and protons, modeled using the high-fidelity simulation code. The color palette highlights the multi-scale structure of magnetic turbulence expected to occur in astrophysical accretion disks.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant PHY 1654168.]

Learn more in the NSF Research News story Turbulent plasma reveals the origins of ubiquitous magnetic fields. (Date image taken: 2018; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Sept. 14, 2022)

Credit: Giannandrea Inchingolo (CC BY SA 4.0).

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