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Magnetic fields in the large-scale structure of the universe

Ryu, D., D. R. G. Schleicher, R. A. Treumann, C. G. Tsagas, and L. M. Widrow (2011), Magnetic fields in the large-scale structure of the universe, Space Science Reviews, 158, 35, doi:10.1007/s11214-011-9839-z, Large-scale magnetic structure, magnetic field generation, turbulence.

Abstract
Magnetic fields appear to be ubiquitous in astrophysical environments. Their existence
in the intracluster medium is established through observations of synchrotron emission
and Faraday rotation. On the other hand, the nature of magnetic fields outside of clusters,
where observations are scarce and controversial, remains largely unknown. In this chapter,
we review recent developments in our understanding of the nature and origin of intergalactic
magnetic fields, and in particular, intercluster fields. A plausible scenario for the origin of
galactic and intergalactic magnetic fields is for seed fields, created in the early universe, to
be amplified by turbulent flows induced during the formation of the large scale structure.We
present several mechanisms for the generation of seed fields both before and after recombination.
We then discuss the evolution and role of magnetic fields during the formation of
the first starts. We describe the turbulent amplification of seed fields during the formation
of large scale structure and the nature of the magnetic fields that arise. Finally, we discuss
implications of intergalactic magnetic fields.
elds were ampli ed by the turbulent
ow motions induced during the formation
of the large-scale structure (LSS) of the universe. Here, we rst present
several mechanisms which were suggested to create seed elds before or after
recombination, and then discuss the evolution and role of magnetic elds during
the rst star formation. We then describe the turbulent ampli cation of
seed elds during the formation of the LSS of the universe and the resulting
magnetic elds in the IGM. Finally, we discuss implications of the magnetic
elds in the IGM.
BibTeX
@article{id1616,
  author = {D. Ryu and D. R. G. Schleicher and R. A. Treumann and C. G. Tsagas and L. M. Widrow},
  journal = {Space Science Reviews},
  month = {oct},
  note = {Large-scale magnetic structure, magnetic field generation, turbulence},
  pages = {35},
  title = {{Magnetic fields in the large-scale structure of the universe}},
  volume = {158},
  year = {2011},
  doi = {10.1007/s11214-011-9839-z},
}
EndNote
%0 Journal Article
%A Ryu, D.
%A Schleicher, D. R. G.
%A Treumann, R. A.
%A Tsagas, C. G.
%A Widrow, L. M.
%D 2011
%V 158
%J Space Science Reviews
%P 35
%Z Large-scale magnetic structure, magnetic field generation, turbulence
%T Magnetic fields in the large-scale structure of the universe
%8 oct
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