Vertical Magnetic Fields in Spiral Galaxies

Yoshiaki Sofue
1990 Symposium - International astronomical union  
Evolution of a vertical magnetic field which may have existed in the primeval galaxy is discussed based on a primordial-origin hypothesis for the bisymmetric spiral configuration of magnetic fields in spiral galaxies. The vertical field is accumulated toward the nucleus and forms a strong poloidal field, which may trigger activities like jets. Quasar jets are suggested to be the result of such strong vertical fields in the cores of primeval galaxies.
doi:10.1017/s0074180900190060 fatcat:uu2652helbf65k4h4d4v7aigly