Magnetic field of dying stars is recreated in the lab

02/22/2013 |

Researchers have recreated how matter behaves in the powerful magnetic fields of dying stars. Phosphorus-laced silicon, similar to a computer microchip, was used to simulate the behavior of white dwarf stars. "By applying a 30-tesla field available at several labs around the world, the same physics as in a white dwarf can be reproduced. We have managed to recreate some of the most extreme conditions in our galaxy," said Ellis Bowyer, author of the study, which was published in Nature Communications.

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