Magnetic field effects on the ISM structure and galactic outflows

A. Shukurov, C. C. Evirgen, A. Fletcher, P. J. Bushby, F. A. Gent

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The role of magnetic fields in the multi-phase interstellar medium (ISM) is explored using magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) simulations that include energy injection by supernova (SN) explosions and allow for dynamo action. Apart from providing additional pressure support of the gas layer, magnetic fields reduce the density contrast between the warm and hot gas phases and quench galactic outflows. A dynamo-generated, self-consistent large-scale magnetic field affects the ISM differently from an artificially imposed, unidirectional magnetic field.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventInternational Astronomical Union General Assembly - University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Duration: 20 Aug 201831 Aug 2018
Conference number: 30


ConferenceInternational Astronomical Union General Assembly
Abbreviated titleIAU
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  • Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies

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    Shukurov, A., Evirgen, C. C., Fletcher, A., Bushby, P. J., & Gent, F. A. (2018). Magnetic field effects on the ISM structure and galactic outflows. Paper presented at International Astronomical Union General Assembly , Vienna, Austria.