Polarisation and magnetic fields in cool stars and the Sun

Martinez Gonzalez, M. J. and Marsden, S. C. (2013) Polarisation and magnetic fields in cool stars and the Sun. Astronomische Nachrichten (Astronomical Notes), 334 (1/2). pp. 164-167. ISSN 0004-6337

Abstract

Astrophysical plasmas and magnetic fields are inextricably coupled to each other. But magnetic fields are elusive; they
cannot be fully characterized with standard (spectroscopic) observational techniques. Fortunately, polarisation, the third fundamental property of light, encodes all the quantitative information on the magnetism of the objects we observe. This splinter session brought together the solar and stellar spectropolarimetric communities to discuss some of the fundamental unsolved questions of solar and stellar magnetism and the future of spectropolarimetric observations.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. Published version made not accessible.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 29 May 2014 04:36
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2017 02:10
Uncontrolled Keywords: activity; atmospheres; chromospheres; magnetic fields; Sun; atmosphere
Fields of Research : 02 Physical Sciences > 0201 Astronomical and Space Sciences > 020110 Stellar Astronomy and Planetary Systems
01 Mathematical Sciences > 0105 Mathematical Physics > 010506 Statistical Mechanics, Physical Combinatorics and Mathematical Aspects of Condensed Matter
02 Physical Sciences > 0204 Condensed Matter Physics > 020404 Electronic and Magnetic Properties of Condensed Matter; Superconductivity
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1002/asna.201211753
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/25207

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