Maser Polarization and magnetic fields
Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet), 2012

Maser polarization observations can reveal unique information on the magnetic field strength and structure for a large number of very different astronomical objects. As the different masers for which polarization is measured, such as silicon-monoxide, water, hydroxil and methanol, probe different physical conditions, the masers can even be used to determine for example the relation between magnetic field and density. In particular, maser polarization observations have improved our understanding of the magnetic field strength in, among others, the envelopes around evolved stars, Planetary Nebulae (PNe), massive star forming regions, supernova remnants and megamaser galaxies. This review presents an overview of maser polarization observations and magnetic field determinations of the last several years and discusses some of the theoretical considerations needed for a proper maser polarization analysis.

masers

polarization

magnetic fields

Författare

Wouter Vlemmings

Chalmers, Rymd- och geovetenskap, Onsala rymdobservatorium

Chalmers, Rymd- och geovetenskap, Radioastronomi och astrofysik

Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union

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

Vol. 8 S287 31 - 40

Ämneskategorier

Astronomi, astrofysik och kosmologi

Fundament

Grundläggande vetenskaper

Infrastruktur

Onsala rymdobservatorium

DOI

10.1017/S1743921312006606

ISBN

9781107032842

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Skapat

2017-10-08