The evolution of coronal activity in main sequence cool stars

  • Robert A. Stern
2. Rotation and Activity in Main Sequence Stars
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 193)


Stars spend most of their lifetime and show the least amount of nuclear evolution on the main sequence. However, the x-ray luminosities of cool star coronas change by orders of magnitude as a function of main sequence age. Such coronal evolution will be discussed in relation to our knowledge of the solar corona, solar and stellar flares, stellar rotation and binarity. The relevance of X-ray observations to current speculations on stellar dynamos will also be considered.


Main Sequence Rotational Modulation Stellar Surface Cool Star Solar Type Star 


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  • Robert A. Stern
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  1. 1.Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory

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