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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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.
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|Department/Centre:||Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics|
|Date Deposited:||18 Jan 2010 09:52|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 05:45|
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