Magnetic fields of M dwarfs

  title={Magnetic fields of M dwarfs},
  author={Oleg Kochukhov},
  journal={The Astronomy and Astrophysics Review},
  • O. Kochukhov
  • Published 3 November 2020
  • Physics, Geology
  • The Astronomy and Astrophysics Review
Magnetic fields play a fundamental role for interior and atmospheric properties of M dwarfs and greatly influence terrestrial planets orbiting in the habitable zones of these low-mass stars. Determination of the strength and topology of magnetic fields, both on stellar surfaces and throughout the extended stellar magnetospheres, is a key ingredient for advancing stellar and planetary science. Here, modern methods of magnetic field measurements applied to M-dwarf stars are reviewed, with an… 
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