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Magnetic Fields Around Galactic Discs

by David Moss 1,† and Dmitry Sokoloff 2,3,*,†
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School of Mathematics, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
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Department of Physics, Moscow State University, Moscow 119991, Russia
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IZMIRAN, Kaluzhsjoe Chausse, 4, Troitsk, Moscow 108840, Russia
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These authors contributed equally to this work.
Galaxies 2019, 7(1), 36; https://doi.org/10.3390/galaxies7010036
Received: 25 January 2019 / Revised: 22 February 2019 / Accepted: 27 February 2019 / Published: 7 March 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue New Perspectives on Galactic Magnetism)
Magnetic fields in the discs of spiral galaxies are quite well understood, although, of course, many details still require investigation and future observations with new generations of radio telescopes will be valuable here. Magnetic configurations around galactic discs and, in particular, the magnetic field components perpendicular to galactic discs seem to be much more poorly understood and deserve further investigation both observationally and by modelling. Another problem to be addressed in future investigations is the magnetic configuration in galactic halos and, in particular, interactions with the intergalactic medium and various winds. Finally, the importance of the observational determination of such drivers of galactic dynamo action as mirror asymmetry of the turbulent galactic flows are briefly discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: magnetic fields; galactic dynamo; galactic halos magnetic fields; galactic dynamo; galactic halos
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