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Do HgMn (peculiar A type) stars really possess global magnetic fields? See, for example, this paper by Hubrig et al. from 2012.

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'Do they possess magnetic fields'... Not 'are they possess magnetic fields'. Why do you ask? Is there something about the paper that is a problem for you? Is there a reason why you would find it surprising to have it claimed that HgMn stars have a magnetic field, al beit a weak one? – Jeremy Mar 13 '14 at 10:39
My interpretation of the question (and of course correct me if I'm wrong) was that @user2579566 was asking if the magnetic fields exist on these stars, due to the ongoing debate in the scientific community. Is that the case, or am I off-track? – HDE 226868 Aug 13 '14 at 17:42
Yes, you are right @HDE226868 – user2579566 Aug 14 '14 at 10:35
So, what does the paper say about? – Py-ser Nov 24 '14 at 1:54
A related meta discussion. The issue here is that the answer to this is a "We're not sure", but I'm reluctant to post an answer built around that. – HDE 226868 Nov 30 '14 at 2:41

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