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Paper: The Evolution Project
Volume: 494, Physics and Evolution of Magnetic and Related Stars
Page: 139
Authors: Landstreet, J. D.
Abstract: For most of the century during which magnetic fields have been known to exist in stars, the focus of work has mainly been on establishing the strength and geometry of fields in individual stars, and on describing and/or modelling associated phenomena such as activity or non-uniform atmospheric abundances. It is now possible to detect (and sometimes to model) magnetic fields in at least some of the stars in most of the major stages of stellar evolution, from the pre-main sequence to the main sequence stage, the giant and AGB stages, and in their compact remnants: white dwarfs and neutron stars. As a result, interest is moving towards understanding the origin of the fields in stars, and how magnetism evolves both during single evolution stages such as the main sequence and the white dwarf stage, and how a field found in a star in one evolution stage is related to the field detected in later evolution stages of the same star. This talk looks at the overall picture that is beginning to emerge.
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