Magnetic fields of Sun-like stars

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Magnetic fields play an important role at all stages of stellar evolution. In Sun-like stars, they are generated in the outer convective layers. Studying the large-scale magnetic fields of these stars enlightens our understanding of the field properties and gives us observational constraints for the field generation models. In this review, I summarise the current observational picture of the large-scale magnetic fields of Sun-like stars, in particular solar-twins and planet-host stars. I will discuss the observations of large-scale magnetic cycles, and compare these to the solar cycle.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMagnetic Fields throughout Stellar Evolution
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781107044982
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
ISSN (Print)1743-9213
ISSN (Electronic)1743-9221


  • stars: magnetic fields - stars: activity - stars: individual - techniques: spectropolarimetry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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