The evolution of surface magnetic fields in young solar-type stars

  title={The evolution of surface magnetic fields in young solar-type stars},
  author={C P Folsom and Pascal Petit and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Bouvier and Jean-François Donati and Julien Morin},
  journal={Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union},
  pages={110 - 111}
Abstract The surface rotation rates of young solar-type stars decrease rapidly with age from the end of the pre-main sequence though the early main sequence. This suggests that there is also an important change in the dynamos operating in these stars, which should be observable in their surface magnetic fields. Here we present early results in a study aimed at observing the evolution of these magnetic fields through this critical time period. We are observing stars in open clusters and stellar… 

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