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Stellar Magnetic Fields: Measurements and Diagnostics

  • R. Pallavicini
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 143)

Abstract

Magnetic fields are central to our understanding of surface activity in cool stars. This paper reviews recent progresses in the measurements of photospheric magnetic fields and stresses some of the main difficulties in the analysis of magnetic field observations. It also discusses indirect diagnostics of stellar magnetic fields with emphasis on recent X-ray and microwave observations. At present, these observations provide the only means to infer the topology of magnetic fields at coronal heights.

Keywords

Magnetic Field Magnetic Field Measurement Stellar Surface Stellar Disk Coronal Magnetic Field 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Pallavicini
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  1. 1.Osservatorio Astrofisico di ArcetriFirenzeItaly

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