On the magnetic topology of partially and fully convective stars

@article{Reiners2009OnTM,
  title={On the magnetic topology of partially and fully convective stars},
  author={Ansgar Reiners and Gibor Basri},
  journal={arXiv: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics},
  year={2009}
}
We compare the amount of magnetic flux measured in Stokes V and Stokes I in a sample of early- and mid-M stars around the boundary to full convection (~M3.5). Early-M stars possess a radiative core, mid-M stars are fully convective. While Stokes V is sensitive to the net polarity of magnetic flux arising mainly from large-scale configurations, Stokes I measurements can see the total mean flux. We find that in early-M dwarfs, only ~6% of the total magnetic flux is detected in Stokes V. This… Expand

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