A zero-frequency magnetostatic mode is shown to exist in a magnetized plasma. This mode resembles the two-dimensional electrostatic convective-cell mode in many ways. Electron cross-field test-particle diffusion due to thermally excited magnetostatic modes exhibits the Bohm-like TB behavior. This mode would enhance the electron heat and momentum transport and could permit rapid spreading of plasma current.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)