THREE-DIMENSIONAL NUMERICAL SIMULATIONS OF MAGNETIZED WINDS OF SOLAR-LIKE STARS

@article{Vidotto2009THREEDIMENSIONALNS,
  title={THREE-DIMENSIONAL NUMERICAL SIMULATIONS OF MAGNETIZED WINDS OF SOLAR-LIKE STARS},
  author={Aline A. Vidotto and Merav Opher and Vera Jatenco-Pereira and T. I. Gombosi Univ. of Sao Paulo - Brazil and George Mason University - Usa and University of Michigan - Usa},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={699},
  pages={441-452}
}
By means of self-consistent three-dimensional magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) numerical simulations, we analyze magnetized solar-like stellar winds and their dependence on the plasma-{beta} parameter (the ratio between thermal and magnetic energy densities). This is the first study to perform such analysis solving the fully ideal three-dimensional MHD equations. We adopt in our simulations a heating parameter described by {gamma}, which is responsible for the thermal acceleration of the wind. We… 

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