Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date


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Massive Stars As Cosmic Engines: Proceedings Of The 250th Symposium Of The International Astronomical Union

Series Title

Proceedings Of The International Astronomical Union


OB stars with strong radiation-driven stellar winds and large-scale magnetic fields generate strong and hard X-ray emission via the Magnetically Channeled Wind Shock (MCWS) mechanism. In this brief paper, I describe four separate X-ray diagnostics of the MCWS mechanism in OB stars, with applications to the prototype young O star, theta-1 Ori C.

Published By

Cambridge University Press


F. Bresolin, P. A. Crowther, and J. Puls, eds.


IAU Symposium 250: Massive Stars As Cosmic Engines

Conference Dates

December 10-14, 2007

Conference Location

Kauai, HI


This work is freely available courtesy of the International Astronomical Union and Kluwer.
This work is a preprint retrieved from at arXiv:0801.4780.