A transverse magnetohydrodynamic wave travelling in the direction of the magnetic field in a magnetized plasma. The velocity of such waves (the Alfvén velocity or speed) is characteristic for a plasma of given properties.
More example sentences
- Magnetohydrodynamic waves (Alfvén waves) are produced by coupling forces between the magnetic field and highly conductive fluids.
- At the cyclotron frequency the Alfvén wave becomes resonant, and the wavelength goes to zero.
- In the present experiments only one module of the Alfvén wave antenna system has been used.
Definition of Alfvén wave in:
- The US English dictionary