Global simulations of heat-flux-driven buoyancy and magnetothermal instabilities, and their astrophysical implications
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics.
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In this thesis, we investigate the convective instabilities induced by anisotropic conduction in a rapidly conducting plasma. We simulate the magneto-thermal instability (MTI), and the heat-flux-driven buoyancy instability (HBI) in two- and three- dimensional, global hydrodynamic simulations performed by the AREPO code, and verify the results of previous works. Our results have important astrophysical implications, such as the conductive heat transport in galaxy clusters.
Thesis: S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Physics, 2016.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (page 36).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology