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Revisiting the Equipartition Assumption in Star-Forming Galaxies

Seta, Amit; Beck, R

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Energy equipartition between cosmic rays and magnetic fields is often assumed to infer magnetic field properties from the synchrotron observations of star-forming galaxies. However, there is no compelling physical reason to expect the same. We aim to explore the validity of the energy equipartition assumption. After describing popular arguments in favour of the assumption, we first discuss observational results that support it at large scales and how certain observations show significant...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/213236
Source: Galaxies
DOI: 10.3390/galaxies7020045
Access Rights: Open Access

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