Stellar winds: magnetic braking

Leon Mestel

in Stellar Magnetism

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199641741
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738609 | DOI:

Series: International Series of Monographs on Physics

                   Stellar winds: magnetic braking

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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; magnetic braking of the oblique rotator; winds driven by Alfvén waves; the solar wind revisited; and radiation-driven winds from hot early-type stars.

Keywords: axisymmetric systems; wind theory; poloidal field; oblique rotator; Alfvén waves; solar wind

Chapter.  19447 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics

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