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Magnetic fields in stellar interiors

Leon Mestel

in Stellar Magnetism

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199641741
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738609 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641741.003.0005

Series: International Series of Monographs on Physics

                   Magnetic fields in stellar interiors

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This chapter focuses on stellar radiative zones. It covers magnetic fields and stellar rotation; stability; laminar meridian flow in radiative domains; the interaction between rotation, magnetism, and circulation; Ohmic decay of primeval magnetic fields; the Biermann ‘battery’ process; and the stellar dynamo problem.

Keywords: stellar radiative zones; stellar rotation; laminar meridian flow; rotation; magnetism; circulation; Ohmic decay; Biermann battery process; stellar dynamo problem

Chapter.  17673 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics

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