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Magnetic field structure of the large magellanic cloud from faraday rotation measures of diffuse polarized emission

Mao, S.A.; McClure-Griffiths, Naomi; Gaensler, B M; Haverkorn, Marijke; Beck, Rainer; McConnell, D; Wolleben, M.; Stanimirovic, Snežana; Dickey, John; Staveley-Smith, Lister


We present a study of the magnetic field of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), carried out using diffuse polarized synchrotron emission data at 1.4 GHz acquired at the Parkes Radio Telescope and the Australia Telescope Compact Array. The observed diffuse polarized emission is likely to originate above the LMC disk on the near side of the galaxy. Consistent negative rotation measures (RMs) derived from the diffuse emission indicate that the line-of-sight magnetic field in the LMC's near-side halo...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: The Astrophysical Journal
DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/759/1/25
Access Rights: Open Access


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