The True Incidence of Magnetism Among Field White Dwarfs

  title={The True Incidence of Magnetism Among Field White Dwarfs},
  author={J. Liebert and P. Bergeron and J. Holberg},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  • J. Liebert, P. Bergeron, J. Holberg
  • Published 2003
  • Physics
  • The Astronomical Journal
  • We study the incidence of magnetism in white dwarfs from three large and well-observed samples of hot, cool, and nearby white dwarfs in order to test whether the fraction of magnetic degenerates is biased and whether it varies with effective temperature, cooling age, or distance. The magnetic fraction is considerably higher for the cool sample of Bergeron, Ruiz, & Leggett and the Holberg, Oswalt, & Sion sample of local white dwarfs than it is for the generally hotter white dwarfs of the Palomar… CONTINUE READING
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