Radio-flaring Ultracool Dwarf Population Synthesis

  title={Radio-flaring Ultracool Dwarf Population Synthesis},
  author={M. Route},
  journal={arXiv: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics},
  • M. Route
  • Published 2017
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics
Over a dozen ultracool dwarfs (UCDs), low-mass objects of spectral types $\geq$M7, are known to be sources of radio flares. These typically several-minutes-long radio bursts can be up to 100\% circularly polarized and have high brightness temperatures, consistent with coherent emission via the electron cyclotron maser operating in $\sim$kG magnetic fields. Recently, the statistical properties of the bulk physical parameters that describe these UCDs have become adequately described to permit… Expand

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