The Electromagnetic Spectrum of Neutron Stars / Edition 1

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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: 9781402038600
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/7/2005
  • Series: Nato Science Series II: (closed), #210
  • Edition description: 2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 386
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Participants. Preface.
Part I: Formation of Neutron Stars.
Neutron Star Formation; C.L. Fryer, A. Hungerford.Young Neutron Stars and Their Wind Nebulae; P. Slane.
Part II: Neutron Star Structure and Magnetic Field.
Neutron Star Superfluidity Dynamics and Precession; M. Ali Alpar. A Biography of the Magnetic Field of a Neutron Star; M. Ruderman. Elementary Processes in Strong Magnetic Fields; J. Ventura. Drifting subpulses in PSR B0826-34; J. Gil et al. Temperature Distribution in Magnetized Neutron Star Crusts; U. Geppert et al. Coupling of radial and non-radial oscillations of Neutron stars; A. Passamonti et al.
Part III: Neutrino Astrophysics.
High-Energy Neutrino Astronomy; F. Haizen. Gravitational wave interactions with magnetized plasmas; J. Moortgat, J. Kujjpers. The Double-Neutron-Star Inspiral Rate and Expectations for GW Detection; Chunglee Kim et al. Proto-Neutron Star Neutrino Emission; A.L. Hungerford et al.
Part IV: Cooling and Atmospheres of Neutron Stars.
Observations of Cooling Neutron Stars; J.E. Trümper. Optical Studies of Isolated Neutron Stars and Their Environments; R.P. Mignani . Disks Around Radio Pulsars; K.Y. Eksi, M. Ali Alpar. Radiation from Condensed Surface of Magnetic Neutron Stars; M. van Adelsberg et al.
Part V: Pulsars.
Observations of radio pulsars; N. D’Amico. Radio Pulsar Statistics; D.R. Lorimer. Emission Mechanisms and Broad Band Spectra of Pulsars; K.S. Cheng. Modeling Spectral Features from Isolated Neutron Stars; Wynn C.G. Ho et al.
Part VI: Binaries, Accretion.
Formation and evolution of Neutron Stars in Binary Systems; E.P.J. van den Heuvel. Accretion Disks; H.C. Spruit. High mass X-ray binaries in LMC; P. Shtykovskiy, M. Gilfanov.
Astrophysics with Lobster Telescopes; R. Hudec et al. The Stability of Magnetized Rotating Plasmas with Strong Toroidal Fields;M.E. Pessah, D. Psaltis.
Part VII: X-ray Binaries.
Accretion Powered X-ray Pulsars; A. Baykal. Delayed Iron Lines in GX 1+4; T. Kohmura, S. Kitamoto. Timing Neutron Stars; M. van der Klis. Millisecond X-Ray Pulsars and QPOs; F.K. Lamb.
Part VIII: Gamma Ray Bursts and Magnetars.
The Electromagnetic Spectrum of AXPs; G.L. Israel et al. The distribution of kHz QPO frequencies in Sco X-1; T. Beioni et al.
Part IX: Science with current and future X/gamma-ray missions.
The Chandra X-Ray Observatory; M.C. Weisskopf. The INTEGRAL mission; S.A. Grebenev.
Part X: Concluding Remarks.
Concluding Remarks; E.P.J. van den Heuvel.

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