The Lives of the Neutron Stars: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on The Lives of the Neutron Stars Kemer, Turkey August 29-September 12, 1993 / Edition 1

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As the most compact known observable form of matter, neutron stars offer a fascinating range of problems to astrophysicists. This book offers a collection of reviews of current research on neutron stars, variously observed as radio pulsars, X-ray binaries, gamma-ray sources and sources of thermal X-ray emission. The reviews are meant for an audience of graduate students and scientists in the field, so they combine a tutorial approach with the objectives of a scientific review. The central theme of the book is evolution, stressing the changes of thermal, magnetic and dynamical properties throughout the lives of neutron stars.

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The August-September 1993 NATO ASI was the third in the series of Advanced Study Institutes on neutron stars. These proceedings are organized in seven sections devoted to the birth of neutron stars; the structure of neutron stars and their thermal, magnetic, and dynamical evolution; radio pulsars; x-ray binaries; ...and their evolution; gamma-ray bursts; and observational prospects. Among the specific topics are young pulsars and supernova remnants; the physics of neutron star crusts; pulsar geometrodynamics; hard x-ray observations of black-hole candidates; evolution of binaries with neutron stars; search for quiescent x-rays from gamma-ray burst sources; and advances in detection of gamma rays from neutron stars. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792332466
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/1/1994
  • Series: Nato Science Series C: (closed), #450
  • Edition description: 1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 1.38 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

1. The Birth of Neutron Stars. 2. The Structure of Neutron Stars and their Thermal, Magnetic and Dynamical Evolution. 3. Radio Pulsars. 4. X-Ray Binaries. 5. ... And their Evolution. 6. Gamma-Ray Bursts. 7. Observational Prospects. Summary. Author Index. Subject Index. Object Index.

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