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Paper: A Rigidly Rotating Magnetosphere Model for the Circumstellar Environments of Magnetic OB Stars
Volume: 337, The Nature and Evolution of Disks Around Hot Stars
Page: 314
Authors: Townsend, R.; Owocki, S.; Groote, D.
Abstract: We report on a new model for the circumstellar environments of rotating, magnetic hot stars. This model predicts the channeling of wind plasma into a corotating magnetosphere, where — supported against gravity by centrifugal forces — it can steadily accumulate over time. We apply the model to the B2p star σ Ori E, demonstrating that it can simultaneously reproduce the spectroscopic, photometric and magnetic variations exhibited by the star.
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