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Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) is the science of the dynamics of electrically-conducting fluids. Examples of such fluids include plasmas and liquid metals. The set of equations which describe MHD is a combination of the Navier-Stokes equations of fluid mechanics and Maxwell's equations of electromagnetism.

Active fields of MHD research include:

Some people consider Hannes Olof Gösta Alfvén to be the father of the discipline.

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