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Magnetic Field Generation in Stars

Ferrario, Lilia; Melatos, Andrew; Zrake, Jonathan

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Enormous progress has been made on observing stellar magnetism in stars from the main sequence (particularly thanks to the MiMeS, MAGORI and BOB surveys) through to compact objects. Recent data have thrown into sharper relief the vexed question of the origin of stellar magnetic fields, which remains one of the main unanswered questions in astrophysics. In this chapter we review recent work in this area of research. In particular, we look at the fossil field hypothesis which links magnetism in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/68175
Source: Space Science Reviews
DOI: 10.1007/s11214-015-0138-y

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