Demonstration of a magnetic Prandtl number disc instability from first principles

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Potter, William J.; Balbus, Steven A.;
(2017)
  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1093/mnras/stx2055
  • Subject: Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies | Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena

Understanding what determines the strength of MHD turbulence in accretion discs is a question of fundamental theoretical and observational importance. In this work we investigate whether the dependence of the turbulent accretion disc stress ($\alpha$) on the magnetic Pr... View more
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