Stars with a hot corona

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We know that solar corona is heated up although we don't know yet the mechanism. I was wondering which other type of stars, else than G2, in the main sequence suffer of the same effect?
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We know that solar corona is heated up although we don't know yet the mechanism
not entirely correct ... better understandings have come over recent years
The primary cause appears to come from interactions with magnetic fields of the sun
The bit they are still trying to figure out is how the magnetic fields impart energy to the coronal material

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/225454882_The_heating_of_the_solar_corona

There's a lot of hope that the upcoming Parker Solar Probe will answer some of the missing fine details

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/jul/22/parker-solar-probe-set-the-controls-for-the-edge-of-the-sun

https://www.bing.com/news/search?q=Heating+Of+The+Solar+Corona&qpvt=Heating+of+the+solar+corona&FORM=EWRE


I was wondering which other type of stars, else than G2, in the main sequence suffer of the same effect?
a quick google search came up with this in Wiki .....

Stellar coronae[edit]
Coronal stars are ubiquitous among the stars in the cool half of the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.[17] These coronae can be detected using X-ray telescopes. Some stellar coronae, particularly in young stars, are much more luminous than the Sun's. For example, FK Comae Berenices is the prototype for the FK Com class of variable star. These are giants of spectral types G and K with an unusually rapid rotation and signs of extreme activity. Their X-ray coronae are among the most luminous (Lx ≥ 1032 erg·s−1 or 1025W) and the hottest known with dominant temperatures up to 40 MK.[17]

The astronomical observations planned with the Einstein Observatory by Giuseppe Vaiana and his group[18] showed that F-, G-, K- and M-stars have chromospheres and often coronae much like our Sun. The O-B stars, which do not have surface convection zones, have a strong X-ray emission. However these stars do not have coronae, but the outer stellar envelopes emit this radiation during shocks due to thermal instabilities in rapidly moving gas blobs. Also A-stars do not have convection zones but they do not emit at the UV and X-ray wavelengths. Thus they appear to have neither chromospheres nor coronae

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Dave
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