Magnetic fields of Herbig Ae/Be stars

S. Hubrig, I. Ilyin, M. Schöller, C. R. Cowley, F. Castelli, B. Stelzer, J. -F. Gonzalez, B. Wolff, E. Bozzo, P. Kretschmar, M. Audard, M. Falanga (+1 others)
2014 EPJ Web of Conferences  
We report on the status of our spectropolarimetric studies of Herbig Ae/Be stars carried out during the last years. The magnetic field geometries of these stars, investigated with spectropolarimetric time series, can likely be described by centred dipoles with polar magnetic field strengths of several hundred Gauss. A number of Herbig Ae/Be stars with detected magnetic fields have recently been observed with X-shooter in the visible and the near-IR, as well as with the high-resolution near-IR
more » ... esolution near-IR spectrograph CRIRES. These observations are of great importance to understand the relation between the magnetic field topology and the physics of the accretion flow and the accretion disk gas emission.
doi:10.1051/epjconf/20136408006 fatcat:6sv7rejflfgdrnrmcor7obk64i