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The origin of galactic magnetic fields

Abstract

In this article it is argued that galactic magnetic fields are generated in the earliest moments of galaxy collapse. Our model proposes that provided, even if only briefly, a supermassive star is formed early on in the galaxy formation process, this star can produce a strong centrally localized magnetic field which may act as the ‘seed’ field from which a galactic field can grow. In order to substantiate this model, detailed numerical calculations will be required.

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Beech, M. The origin of galactic magnetic fields. Astrophys Space Sci 138, 113–119 (1987). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00642869

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Keywords

  • Magnetic Field
  • Numerical Calculation
  • Formation Process
  • Localize Magnetic Field
  • Galaxy Formation