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Magnetic Field Due to the Self-Gravity-Induced Electric Polarization of a Rotating Massive Body

Kumar, Nagesh D and Nandini, R (1973) Magnetic Field Due to the Self-Gravity-Induced Electric Polarization of a Rotating Massive Body. In: Physical Review D – Particles and Fields, 7 (12). 3586 -3589.

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Abstract

he notion of the gravity-induced electric field has been applied to an entire self-gravitating massive body. The resulting electric polarization of the otherwise neutral body, when taken in conjunction with the latter's rotation, is shown to generate an axial-magnetic field of the right type and order of magnitude for certain astrophysical objects. In the present treatment the electric polarization is calculated in the ion-continuum Thomas-Fermi approximation while the electrodynamics of the continuous medium is treated in the nonrelativistic approximation.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right of this article belongs to The American Physical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2010 09:52
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:45
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/23195

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