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The early-type magnetic stars

Leon Mestel

in Stellar Magnetism: Second Edition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199641741
eISBN:
9780191738609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641741.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Chapters 4 and 5 discussed various aspects of the interaction between the magnetic field and the thermal-gravitational-rotational fields in different stellar domains. This chapter broadens the ... More


The Early-Type Magnetic Stars

Leon Mestel

in Stellar Magnetism

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198526728
eISBN:
9780191707049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526728.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

A sub-class of the upper main-sequence Chemically Peculiar (CP) stars have strong, regularly varying magnetic fields, and are well described by the oblique rotator model. It is argued that a ... More


Stellar winds: magnetic braking

Leon Mestel

in Stellar Magnetism: Second Edition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199641741
eISBN:
9780191738609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641741.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter discusses the following: the braking of axisymmetric systems; wind theory; the structure of the poloidal field; a simple field model; the rate of braking; a digression on micro-physics; ... More


Magnetic Braking of Stars by Winds

Leon Mestel

in Stellar Magnetism

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198526728
eISBN:
9780191707049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526728.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The hot corona surrounding a late-type star spontaneously expands as a thermo-centrifugal wind. In a system symmetric about the rotation axis, the shear generated through angular momentum ... More


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