Ref: ASTROimport-779

Discovery of Magnetic Fields in Slowly Pulsating B Stars

Hubrig, S. ; Briquet, M. ; Schöller, M. ; De Cat, P. ; Mathys, G. ; Neiner, C.

published in Active OB-Stars: Laboratories for Stellare and Circumstellar Physics, 361, pp. 434 (2007)

Abstract: We present the first observations and conclusions of a magnetic survey with FORS 1 at the VLT of a sample of 25 Slowly Pulsating B stars. A clear mean longitudinal magnetic field of the order of a few hundred Gauss was detected in eleven SPBs. Among them several SPBs show a magnetic field that varies in time. It becomes clear that SPBs cannot be regarded anymore as non-magnetic stars.

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