# The magnetic field and dust filaments in the Polaris Flare

@article{Panopoulou2016TheMF,
title={The magnetic field and dust filaments in the Polaris Flare},
author={Georgia V. Panopoulou and I. Psaradaki and Konstantinos Tassis},
journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
year={2016},
volume={462},
pages={1517-1529}
}
• Published 30 June 2016
• Physics
• Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
In diffuse molecular clouds, possible precursors of star-forming clouds, the effect of the magnetic field is unclear. In this work we compare the orientations of filamentary structures in the Polaris Flare, as seen through dust emission by Herschel, to the plane-of-the-sky magnetic field orientation ($\rm B_{pos}$) as revealed by stellar optical polarimetry with RoboPol. Dust structures in this translucent cloud show a strong preference for alignment with $\rm B_{pos}$. 70 % of field…

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