Zeeman observations of magnetic fields in dense interstellar clouds

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Abstract

The upgraded Arecibo telescope will provide unique opportunities for measurement of the Zeeman effect in molecular lines and hence for augmenting the meager data currently available about the role of magnetic fields in the evolution of dense interstellar clouds and in the star formation process. This paper presents the rational for Zeeman observations, gives a brief summary of the current observational situation, and discusses Zeeman observations with the Arecibo telescope.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-124
Number of pages12
JournalAstrophysical Letters and Communications
Volume37
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998

Keywords

  • Magnetic fields
  • Molecular clouds
  • Star formation
  • Zeeman effect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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