Dynamics of magnetic flux tubes in close binary stars I. Equilibrium and stability properties

  title={Dynamics of magnetic flux tubes in close binary stars I. Equilibrium and stability properties},
  author={Volkmar Holzwarth and M. Schuessler Max-Planck-Institut fuer Aeronomie and H Germany and University of St. Andrews and UK.},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
Surface reconstructions of active close binary stars based on photometric and spectroscopic observations reveal non-uniform starspot distributions, which indicate the existence of preferred spot longitudes (with respect to the companion star). We consider the equilibrium and linear stability of toroidal magnetic flux tubes in close binaries to examine whether tidal effects are capable to initiate the formation of rising flux loops at preferred longitudes near the bottom of the stellar… 
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