The magnetic binary GJ 65: a test of magnetic diffusivity effects.
MacDONALD J., MULLAN D.J. and DIETERICH S.
Abstract (from CDS):
GJ 65 is an M dwarf binary system consisting of the two flare stars BL Cet (GJ 65A) and UV Cet (GJ 65B). Two teams of investigators have recently reported total magnetic fluxes corresponding to fields of 4.5 and 5.2 kG for GJ 65A and 5.8 and 6.7 kG for GJ 65B: for each component, the magnetic results obtained by the two teams agree with each other to within 1σ. For the first time, we can directly compare the predictions of our magneto-convective models, based on fitting observed stellar parameters, with measured field strengths. We find that our models agree with the observed field strengths, provided the effects of finite conductivity are accounted for. Thus, GJ 65 provides us with an opportunity to use observations of field strengths to distinguish between the predictions of our models that assume perfect electrical conductivity and those that allow for finite conductivity.