High Magnetic Fields in Stars

  • G. Chanmugam


The study of the behavior of matter in strong magnetic fields is of fundamental importance and has motivated the development of fields in the laboratory. Steady fields of the order 104 gauss can be obtained by using ferromagnets, and those of the order of 105 gauss by using superconducting coils. Pulsed magnetic fields of approximately 106 gauss can be obtained for short times (about 1 msec) by discharging a capacitor bank. Implosion devices, which amplify magnetic flux by compression, can produce transient fields of order 107 gauss (Knoepfel, 1970). Strong fields are also valuable for their application to controlled thermonuclear fusion reactors.


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