New knowledge of the Galactic magnetic fields

  title={New knowledge of the Galactic magnetic fields},
  author={Jin-lin Han},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics of Galaxies},
  • Jin-lin Han
  • Published 31 December 2008
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Astrophysics of Galaxies
The magnetic fields of our Milky Way galaxy are the main agent for transporting cosmic rays. In the last decade, much new knowledge has been gained from measurements of the Galactic magnetic fields. In the Galactic disk, from the RMs of a large number of newly discovered pulsars, the large-scale magnetic fields along the spiral arms have been delineated in a much larger region than ever before, with alternating directions in the arm and interarm regions. The toroidal fields in the Galactic halo… Expand

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