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Paradoxes of magnetorotational instability and their geometrical resolution
Kirillov, O. N.; Stefani, F.;
Magnetorotational instability (MRI) triggers turbulence and enables outward transport of angular momentum in hydrodynamically stable accretion discs. By using the WKB approximation and methods of singular function theory, we resolve two different paradoxes of MRI that appear in the limits of infinite and vanishing magnetic Prandtl number. For the latter case, we derive a strict limit of the critical Rossby number. This limit of Roc=−0.802, which appears for a finite Lundquist number of S=0.618, extends the formerly known inductionless Liu limit of Roc=−0.828 valid at S=0.
Keywords: Standard magnetorotational instability, helical magnetorotational instability, paradox of Velikhov and Chandrasekhar, paradox of inductionless HMRI, Liu limit, magnetic Prandtl number, WKB, Plucker conoid

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