CONFIRMATION OF THE ELECTRON CYCLOTRON MASER INSTABILITY AS THE DOMINANT SOURCE OF RADIO EMISSION FROM VERY LOW MASS STARS AND BROWN DWARFS

@article{Hallinan2008CONFIRMATIONOT,
  title={CONFIRMATION OF THE ELECTRON CYCLOTRON MASER INSTABILITY AS THE DOMINANT SOURCE OF RADIO EMISSION FROM VERY LOW MASS STARS AND BROWN DWARFS},
  author={G. Hallinan and A. Antonova and J. Doyle and S. Bourke and C. Lane and A. Golden},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={684},
  pages={644-653}
}
We report on radio observations of the M8.5 dwarf LSR J1835+3259 and the L3.5 dwarf 2MASS J00361617+1821104, which provide the strongest evidence to date that the electron cyclotron maser instability is the dominant mechanism producing radio emission in the magnetospheres of ultracool dwarfs. As has previously been reported for the M9 dwarf TVLM 513–46546, periodic pulses of 100% circularly polarized, coherent radio emission are detected from both dwarfs with periods of 2.84 ± 0.01 and 3.08 ± 0… Expand

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