Maser Polarization
Journal article, 2017

Through the observations and the analysis of maser polarization it is possible to measure the magnetic field in several astrophysical environments (e.g., star-forming regions, evolved stars). In particular from the linearly and circularly polarized emissions we can determine the orientation and the strength of the magnetic field, respectively. In these proceedings the implications, on observed data, of the new estimation of the Landé g-factors for the CH3OH maser are presented. Furthermore, some example of the most recent results achieved in observing the polarized maser emission from several maser species will also be reported.



magnetic fields

radiative transfer


G. Surcis

INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari

Wouter Vlemmings

Galactic Astrophysics

Boy Lankhaar

Astronomy and Plasmaphysics

H. J. van Langevelde

Leiden University

Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe (JIVE)

Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union

1743-9213 (ISSN) 1743-9221 (eISSN)

Vol. 13 S336 27-32

Subject Categories

Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology


Fusion, Plasma and Space Physics



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