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Chirality in Astrophysics

  title={Chirality in Astrophysics},
  author={Axel Brandenburg},
Chirality, or handedness, enters astrophysics in three distinct ways. Magnetic field and vortex lines tend to be helical and have a systematic twist in the northern and southern hemispheres of a star or a galaxy. Helicity is here driven by external factors. Chirality can also enter at the microphysical level and can then be traced back to the paritybreaking weak force. Finally, chirality can arise spontaneously, but this requires not only the presence of an instability, but also the action of… 

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