Magnetic fields of low-mass main sequences stars: non-linear dynamo theory and mean-field numerical simulations

N. Kleeorin, I. Rogachevskii, N. Safiullin, R. Gershberg, S. Porshnev

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Our theoretical and numerical analysis have suggested that for low-mass main sequences stars (of the spectral classes from M5 to G0) rotating much faster than the Sun, the generated large-scale magnetic field is caused by the mean-field α2 dynamo, whereby the α2 dynamo is modified by a weak differential rotation. Even for a weak differential rotation, the behaviour of the magnetic activity is changed drastically from aperiodic regime to non-linear oscillations and appearance of a chaotic behaviour with increase of the differential rotation. Periods of the magnetic cycles decrease with increase of the differential rotation, and they vary from tens to thousand years. This long-term behaviour of the magnetic cycles may be related to the characteristic time of the evolution of the magnetic helicity density of the small-scale field. The performed analysis is based on the mean-field simulations (MFS) of the α2 and α2 dynamos and a developed non-linear theory of α2 dynamo. The applied MFS model was calibrated using turbulent parameters typical for the solar convective zone.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1601-1612
Number of pages12
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2023


  • MHD
  • dynamo
  • stars: low-mass
  • stars: magnetic fields
  • turbulence

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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