Stellar spectropolarimetry

Marsden, Stephen C. (2009) Stellar spectropolarimetry. In: 15th Cambridge Workshop on Cool Stars, Stellar Systems and the Sun, 21-25 Jul 2008, St. Andrews, United Kingdom.

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Stellar spectropolarimetry involves the study of magnetic fields on stars through the collection of high-resolution polarised spectra. This field has grown rapidly in recent years with the advent of two new high-resolution echelle spectropolarimeters available to the astronomical community, ESPaDOnS on the 3.6-m Canada France Hawaii telescope and NARVAL on the 2-m Telescope Bernard Lyot. In addition, several groups are now developing new magnetic imaging codes as well as new techniques to recover information from polarised spectra. In light of this a splinter session at Cool Stars XV was organised to present and discuss some of the latest techniques and results in this field. In this paper I attempt to summarise the ideas and results presented at the session.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
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Additional Information: © 2009 American Institute of Physics. This publication is copyright. Users may print, download, or email articles for individual use.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2014 01:58
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2014 05:24
Uncontrolled Keywords: magnetic fields; starspots
Fields of Research : 02 Physical Sciences > 0201 Astronomical and Space Sciences > 020110 Stellar Astronomy and Planetary Systems
02 Physical Sciences > 0201 Astronomical and Space Sciences > 020102 Astronomical and Space Instrumentation
02 Physical Sciences > 0201 Astronomical and Space Sciences > 020107 Mesospheric, Ionospheric and Magnetospheric Physics
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1063/1.3099096

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