Atoms in magnetic fields: possible origin of chemical anomalies in magnetic stars


  • G. S. Bisnovatyi-Kogan Space Research Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation


Ключові слова:

Stars, atomic magnetic moments, magnetic stars


The interaction of atomic magnetic moments with non-uniform magnetic fields may be important for the diffusion in the matter near the surface of neutron and magnetic stars. Formation of the anomalous abundance of some elements in magnetic stars is considered as an extension of the old model of Babcock (1963) and Jensen (1962). Phase transition of the second order is shown to be held in helium as a transition from diamagnetic to paramagnetic stare with increasing of magnetic field (Bisnovatyi-Kogan and Hoflich, 1990), efficiency.


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