Testing the existence of optical linear polarization in young brown dwarfs

@article{Manjavacas2017TestingTE,
  title={Testing the existence of optical linear polarization in young brown dwarfs},
  author={E. Manjavacas and P. Miles-P'aez and M. Zapatero-Osorio and B. Goldman and E. Buenzli and T. Henning and E. Pall'e and M. Fang},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2017},
  volume={468},
  pages={3024-3030}
}
Linear polarization can be used as a probe of the existence of atmospheric condensates in ultracool dwarfs. Models predict that the observed linear polarization increases withthe degree of oblateness, which is inversely proportional to the surface gravity. We aimed to test the existence of optical linear polarization in a sample of bright young brown dwarfs, with spectral types between M6 and L2, observable from the Calar Alto Observatory, and cataloged previously as low gravity objects using… Expand
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