## MHD Couette Flows: Experiments and ModelsRobert Rosner, Günther Rüdiger, Alfio Bonanno All papers were peer reviewed. The importance of connecting astrophysical theory, simulations and laboratory experiments is enormous. In particular it is widely understood that laboratory experiments are the key ingredients for validating astrophysical codes. This understanding is particularly acute in the area of magneto-rotational instability (MRI) research. This book witnesses the vigorous discussions that groups of experimentalists and theorists had during the workshop, from "what would the ideal MRI experiment be like," to "can we understand the nonlinear saturation of the MRI?" |

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### Contents

MagnetoCouette Instabilities Astrophysics Theory | 3 |

Characterization of the Magnetorotational Instability from | 13 |

P Lathrop | 19 |

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2004 American Institute accretion disks amplitude angular momentum angular velocity anomalous modes Astron Astrophys astrophysical Astwphys axial axis axisymmetric azimuthal Balbus bifurcation Bonanno boundary conditions Chandrasekhar component convection core Couette flow critical Reynolds number Dean flow density differential rotation discs dynamo action dynamo experiments effect energy equation experimental external force FIGURE Fluid Mech frequency Gailitis gallium gradient growth rate Hartmann number Hawley Hollerbach hydrodynamic hydromagnetic inner cylinder Keplerian kinematic magnetic Prandtl number magnetic Reynolds number magnetorotational instability magnetosonic waves MHD Couette Flows nonaxisymmetric nonlinear numerical simulations oscillations outer cylinder parameter perturbations Phys plasma Platacis poloidal precession radial radius Rayleigh criterion Rayleigh number regime resonant Riidiger rotation rate Rudiger saturated scale shear flows shows solution specific angular momentum spherical Stewartson layers Taylor vortices Taylor-Couette flow Taylor-Proudman theorem toroidal turbulence velocity field viscosity vortex wave number wavenumber