Dynamic Theory of Planetary Magnetism and Laboratory Experiments

  • F. H. Busse
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 69)


The problem of the origin of planetary magnetism is formulated as a bifurcation problem and some recent theoretical work on the generation of magnetic fields by buoyancy-driven convection in rotating spherical shells is briefly reviewed. Since the lack of laboratory experiments has hampered the theoretical progress, a possible configuration for a laboratory apparatus is proposed.


Magnetic Diffusivity Dynamo Action Fast Breeder Reactor Dynamo Theory Dynamo Experiment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. H. Busse
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  1. 1.Institute of PhysicsUniversity of BayreuthBayreuthFed. Rep. of Germany

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