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Neutrino Cooling Bounds on the Internal Magnetic Fields of White Dwarfs

  title={Neutrino Cooling Bounds on the Internal Magnetic Fields of White Dwarfs},
  author={Marco Drewes and Jamie I. McDonald and Loic Sablon and Edoardo Vitagliano},
The evolution of white dwarfs (WDs) depends crucially on thermal processes. The plasma in their core can produce neutrinos which escape from the star, thus contributing to the energy loss. While in absence of a magnetic field the main cooling mechanism is plasmon decay at high temperature and photon surface emission at low temperature, a large magnetic field in the core hiding beneath the surface even of ordinary WDs, and undetectable to spectropolarimetric measurements, can potentially leave… Expand

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