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Paper: Massive-Star Magnetospheres: The Interplay Between Outflows, Rotation and Magnetic Fields
Volume: 464, Circumstellar Dynamics at High Resolution
Page: 385
Authors: Townsend, R. H. D.
Abstract: Some massive stars harbor circumstellar environments in which plasma is channeled and confined by a magnetic field. These massive-star magnetospheres were first observed over three decades ago, but it is only in the past decade that quantitative models have begun to emerge. This contribution presents an review of these models, highlighting how the distribution of plasma throughout a magnetosphere is sculpted by the interplay between the wind outflow, the centrifugal force due to rotation and the magnetic field.
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