EAS Publications Series
Volume 11, 2004The Future Astronuclear Physics
|Page(s)||97 - 114|
|Published online||12 July 2004|
A. Jorissen, S. Goriely, M. Rayet, L. Siess and H. Boffin (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 11 (2004) 97-114
Binary stars and magnetic fields
Institute of Astronomy, Madingley
Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK
Corresponding author: email@example.com
We examine the effect of binary companions and magnetic fields on stellar evolution. Today our understanding of the former is good though far from complete. We single out common envelope evolution as the least satisfactory and illustrate the effects of our lack of knowledge on the population synthesis of type Ia supernovae. We currently fare much worse with magnetic fields and so concentrate on what we do know and where this breaks down. Combining both aspects we examine what role magnetic fields might play in common envelope evolution.
© EAS, EDP Sciences, 2004
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