A magnetic confinement versus rotation classification of massive-star magnetospheres

  title={A magnetic confinement versus rotation classification of massive-star magnetospheres},
  author={V{\'e}ronique Petit and Stanley P. Owocki and Gregg A. Wade and David H. Cohen and J. O. Sundqvist and M. Gagn'e and Jes'us Ma'iz Apell'aniz and Mary E. Oksala and David Bohlender and Th. Rivinius and Huib F. Henrichs and Evelyne Alecian and Richard H. D. Townsend and Asif ud-Doula and The MiMeS Collaboration},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
Building on results from the Magnetism in Massive Stars (MiMeS) project, this paper shows how a two-parameter classification of massive-star magnetospheres in terms of the magnetic wind confinement (which sets the Alfv´ en radius RA) and stellar rotation (which sets the Kepler co-rotation radius RK) provides a useful organization of both observational signatures and theoretical predictions. We compile the first comprehensive study of inferred and observed values for relevant stellar and… 
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