The Electromagnetic Spectrum of Neutron Stars / Edition 1

The Electromagnetic Spectrum of Neutron Stars / Edition 1

by Altan Baykal
     
 

ISBN-10: 1402038593

ISBN-13: 9781402038594

Pub. Date: 12/07/2005

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

Neutron stars hold a central place in astrophysics, not only because they are made up of the most extreme states of the condensed matter, but also because they are, along with white dwarfs and black holes, one of the stable configurations that stars reach at the end of stellar evolution. Neutron stars posses the highest rotation rates and strongest magnetic fields

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Overview

Neutron stars hold a central place in astrophysics, not only because they are made up of the most extreme states of the condensed matter, but also because they are, along with white dwarfs and black holes, one of the stable configurations that stars reach at the end of stellar evolution. Neutron stars posses the highest rotation rates and strongest magnetic fields among all stars. They radiate prolifically, in high energy electromagnetic radiation and in the radio band.

This book is devoted to the selected lectures presented in the 6th NATO-ASI series entitled "The Electromagnetic Spectrum of Neutron Stars" in Marmaris, Turkey, on 7-18 June 2004. This ASI is devoted to the spectral properties of neutron stars. Spectral observations of neutron stars help us to understand the magnetospheric emission processes of isolated radio pulsars and the emission processes of accreting neutron stars. This volume includes spectral information from the neutron stars in broadest sense, namely neutrino and gravitational radiation along with the electromagnetic spectrum. We believe that this volume can serve as graduate level of text including the broad range of properties of neutron stars.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402038594
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
12/07/2005
Series:
Nato Science Series II: (closed), #210
Edition description:
2005
Pages:
386
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Neutron star formation3
Young neutron stars and their wind nebulae15
Neutron star superfluidity, dynamics and precession33
A biography of the magnetic field of a neutron star47
Elementary processes in strong magnetic fields63
Drifting subpulses in PSR B0826-3475
Temperature distribution in magnetized neutron star crusts79
Coupling of radial and non-radial oscillations of neutron stars83
High-energy neutrino astronomy89
Gravitational wave interactions with magnetized plasmas103
The double-neutron-star inspiral rate and expectations for GW detection107
Proto-neutron star neutrino emission111
Observations of cooling neutron stars117
Optical studies of isolated neutron stars and their environments133
Disks around radio pulsars137
Radiation from condensed surface of magnetic neutron stars141
Observations of radio pulsars147
Radio pulsar statistics161
Emission mechanisms and broad band spectra of pulsars173
Modeling spectral features from isolated neutron stars185
Formation and evolution of neutron stars in binary systems191
Accretion disks203
High mass x-ray binaries in LMC249
Astrophysics with lobster telescopes253
The stability of magnetized rotating plasmas with strong toroidal fields257
Accretion powered x-ray pulsars263
Delayed iron lines in GX 1+4279
Timing neutron stars283
Millisecond x-ray pulsars and QPOs311
The electromagnetic spectrum of AXPs329
The distribution of kHz QPO frequencies in Sco X-1339
The Chandra X-ray Observatory345
The INTEGRAL mission357

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