Linear polarization of submillimetre masers. Tracing magnetic fields with ALMA

@article{PerezSanchez2013LinearPO,
  title={Linear polarization of submillimetre masers. Tracing magnetic fields with ALMA},
  author={A. F. P'erez-S'anchez and Wouter H. T. Vlemmings},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2013},
  volume={551}
}
Context. Once ALMA full polarization capabilities are offered, it will become possible to perform detailed studies of polarized maser emission towards star-forming regions and late-type stars, such as ( post-) asymptotic giant branch stars and young planetary nebulae. To derive the magnetic field orientation from maser linear polarization, a number of conditions involving the rate of stimulated emission R, the decay rate of the molecular state Gamma, and the Zeeman frequency g Omega need to be… 

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