Orbital ferromagnetism and quantum collapse in stellar plasmas

Akbari-Moghanjoughi, M.
November 2011
Physics of Plasmas;Nov2011, Vol. 18 Issue 11, p112708
Academic Journal
The possibility of quantum collapse and characteristics of nonlinear localized excitations are examined in dense stars with Landau orbital ferromagnetism in the framework of conventional quantum magnetohydrodynamics model including Bohm force and spin-orbit polarization effects. Employing the concepts of effective potential and Sagdeev pseudopotential, it is confirmed that the quantum collapse and Landau orbital ferromagnetism concepts are consistent with the magnetic field and mass-density range present in some white dwarf stars. Furthermore, the value of ferromagnetic-field found in this work is about the same order of magnitude as the values calculated earlier. It is revealed that the magnetosonic nonlinear propagations can behave much differently in the two distinct non-relativistic and relativistic degeneracy regimes in a ferromagnetic dense astrophysical object. Current findings should help to understand the origin of the most important mechanisms such as gravitational collapse and the high magnetic field present in many compact stars.


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