3D simulation of the wind of the magnetic massive star θ 1 Ori C

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The oblique magnetic rotator θ 1 Ori C (O5.5 V) is a source of hard X-ray emitting plasma in its circumstellar environment. Here we report preliminary results of the first 3D fully dynamic MHD simulation model of this star. Our numerical models can explain both the hardness and the location of the X-ray emission from this star confirming that magnetically confined wind shock (MCWS) is the dominating mechanism for hard Xrays in some massive stars.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStellar Polarimetry
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Birth to Death
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2012
EventStellar Polarimetry: From Birth to Death - Madison, WI, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2011Jun 30 2011

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


OtherStellar Polarimetry: From Birth to Death
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMadison, WI

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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