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Magnetism in the Brown Dwarf Regime

Kao, Melodie M. and Pineda, J. Sebastian and Williams, Peter and Yadav, Rakesh and Shulyak, Denis and Saur, Joachim and Stevenson, David J. and Schmidt, Sarah and Burgasser, Adam and Hallinan, Gregg and Cruz, Kelle (2019) Magnetism in the Brown Dwarf Regime. . (Unpublished)

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A suite of discoveries in the last two decades demonstrate that we are now at a point where incorporating magnetic behavior is key for advancing our ability to characterize substellar and planetary systems. The next decade heralds the exciting maturation of the now-burgeoning field of brown dwarf magnetism, and investing now in brown dwarf magnetism will provide a key platform for exploring exoplanetary magnetism and habitability beyond the solar system. We anticipate significant discoveries including: the nature of substellar and planetary magnetic dynamos, the characterization of exo-aurora physics and brown dwarf magnetospheric environments, and the role of satellites in manifestations of substellar magnetic activity. These efforts will require significant new observational capabilities at radio and near infrared wavelengths, dedicated long-term monitoring programs, and committed support for the theoretical modeling efforts underpinning the physical processes of the magnetic phenomena.

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Kao, Melodie M.0000-0001-5125-1414
Pineda, J. Sebastian0000-0002-4489-0135
Yadav, Rakesh0000-0002-9569-2438
Stevenson, David J.0000-0001-9432-7159
Burgasser, Adam0000-0002-6523-9536
Hallinan, Gregg0000-0002-7083-4049
Cruz, Kelle0000-0002-1821-0650
Group:Astronomy Department
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:01 Apr 2019 23:41
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