Magnetic fields in O-type stars measured with FORS 1 at the VLT
2009 (English)In: Cosmic Magnetic Fields: From Planets, to Stars and Galaxies, Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, Vol. 259, 381-382 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
The presence of magnetic fields in O-type stars has been suspected for a long time. The discovery of such fields would explain a wide range of well documented enigmatic phenomena in massive stars, in particular cyclical wind variability, Hα emission variations, chemical peculiarity, narrow X-ray emission lines and non-thermal radio/X-ray emission. Here we present the results of our studies of magnetic fields in O-type stars, carried out over the last years.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 259, 381-382 p.
Stars: early-type, stars: magnetic fields, techniques: polarimetric, stars: HD 36879, HD 148937, HD 152408, HD 164794, HD 191612
Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
Research subject Astronomy
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-35370OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-35370DiVA: diva2:287191