Magnetic connections in curved spacetime

Felipe A. Asenjo, Luca Comisso

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The ideal magnetohydrodynamic theorem on the conservation of the magnetic connections between plasma elements is generalized to relativistic plasmas in curved spacetime. The connections between plasma elements, which are established by a covariant connection equation, display a particularly complex structure in curved spacetime. Nevertheless, it is shown that these connections can be interpreted in terms of magnetic field lines alone by adopting a 3+1 foliation of spacetime.

Original languageEnglish
Article number123004
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number12
StatePublished - 15 Dec 2017
Externally publishedYes


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