The BinaMIcS project: understanding the origin of magnetic fields in massive stars through close binary systems

  title={The BinaMIcS project: understanding the origin of magnetic fields in massive stars through close binary systems},
  author={Evelyne Alecian and Coralie Neiner and Gregg A. Wade and S. Mathis and David Bohlender and David C{\'e}bron and C P Folsom and Jason H. Grunhut and Jean-Baptiste Le Bouquin and V{\'e}ronique Petit and Hugues Sana and Andrew Tkachenko and Asif ud-Doula},
  journal={Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union},
  pages={330 - 335}
Abstract It is now well established that a fraction of the massive (M > 8 M⊙) star population hosts strong, organised magnetic fields, most likely of fossil origin. The details of the generation and evolution of these fields are still poorly understood. The BinaMIcS project takes an important step towards the understanding of the interplay between binarity and magnetism during the stellar formation and evolution, and in particular the genesis of fossil fields, by studying the magnetic… 

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