The Discovery of Solar-like Activity Cycles Beyond the End of the Main Sequence?

@article{Route2016TheDO,
  title={The Discovery of Solar-like Activity Cycles Beyond the End of the Main Sequence?},
  author={M. Route},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={830}
}
  • M. Route
  • Published 2016
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • The long-term magnetic behavior of objects near the cooler end of the stellar main sequence is poorly understood. Most theoretical work on the generation of magnetism in these ultracool dwarfs (spectral type ≥M7 stars and brown dwarfs) suggests that their magnetic fields should not change in strength and direction. Using polarized radio emission measurements of their magnetic field orientations, I demonstrate that these cool, low-mass, fully convective objects appear to undergo magnetic… CONTINUE READING

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