Research

Research interests

  • Magnetism of cool stars
  • High-resolution near-infrared spectroscopy
  • High-resolution optical spectropolarimetry and Zeeman-Doppler imaging
  • Instrumentation (at the moment CRIRES and HIRES)

Refereed publications

  • The large-scale magnetic field of the eccentric pre-main-sequence binary system V1878 Ori.
    Lavail, A., Kochukhov, O., Hussain, G., et al.
    2020, MNRAS, 497, 632. ADS | DOI

  • Characterising the surface magnetic fields of T Tauri stars with high-resolution near-infrared spectroscopy.
    Lavail, A., Kochukhov, O., and Hussain, G.
    2019, A&A, 630A, 99. ADS | DOI

  • A sudden change of the global magnetic field of the active M dwarf AD Leo revealed by full Stokes spectropolarimetric observations.
    Lavail, A., Kochukhov, O., and Wade, G.
    2018, MNRAS, 479, 4836. ADS | DOI

  • Magnetic fields of intermediate mass T Tauri stars.
    Lavail, A., Kochukhov, O., Hussain, G. et al.
    2017, A&A, 608A, 77. ADS | DOI

  • The Global and Small-scale Magnetic Fields of Fully Convective, Rapidly Spinning M Dwarf Pair GJ65 A and B.
    Kochukhov, O., and Lavail, A.
    2017, ApJ, 835L, 4. ADS | DOI

Successful observing proposals

  • Tracking the unprecedented magnetic evolution of the magnetic field of the active M dwarf AD Leo.
    Lavail, A., Wade, G., Kochukhov, O.
    Instrument: ESPaDOnS at CFHT (Hawaii), 2019B, 8 hours, service mode.

  • Near-infrared magnetic diagnostics for cool low-mass active stars.
    Lavail, A., Kochukhov, O., Hussain, G., and Piskunov, N.
    Instrument: GIANO at TNG (La Palma), Spring 2017, 26 hours, visitor mode.

  • A search for Zeeman linear polarization in spectral lines of active M dwarfs. Lavail, A., Wade, G., Kochukhov, O.
    Instrument: ESPaDOnS at CFHT (Hawaii), 2016A, 23 hours, service mode.