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Magnetism and star formation II

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/9780199641741.003.0012

Series: International Series of Monographs on Physics

                   Magnetism and star formation II

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This chapter discusses the following: magneto-gravitational equilibrium and exact disc-like models; magneto-turbulent cloud models; evolution through flux diffusion; gravitational collapse; field line detachment; flux leakage; magnetic ‘levitation’; Alfvénic turbulence; turbulent ambipolar diffusion, and magneto-turbulence and star formation.

Keywords: magneto-gravitational equilibrium; magneto-turbulent cloud models; flux diffusion; gravitational collapse; flux leakage; magnetic levitation; Alfvénic turbulence; turbulent ambipolar diffusion; star formation

Chapter.  28808 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics

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