Magnetic white dwarfs: Observations, theory and future prospects
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Isolated magnetic white dwarfs have field strengths ranging from 10(3)G to 10(9) G, and constitute an interesting class of objects. The origin of the magnetic field is still the subject of a hot debate. Whether these fields are fossil, hence the remnants of original weak magnetic fields amplified during the course of the evolution of the progenitor of white dwarfs, or on the contrary, are the result of binary interactions or, finally, other physical mechanisms that could produce such large magnetic fields during the evolution of the white dwarf itself, remains to be elucidated. In this work, we review the current status and paradigms of magnetic fields in white dwarfs, from both the theoretical and observational points of view.
CitationGarcia-berro, E., Kilic, M., Kepler, S. Magnetic white dwarfs: Observations, theory and future prospects. "International journal of modern physics D", Gener 2016, vol. 25, núm. 1.