Physics of isolated neutron stars from their X-ray emission

Mar 27, 2014, 2:30 PM


Daniele Viganò


X-ray spectral properties of isolated neutron stars (magnetars, magnificient seven, CCOs, rotation-powered pulsars) carry precious information about the surface and inner temperature and magnetic field. An overview of the heterogeneous observational properties of the whole X-ray pulsar population is presented and used to constrain properties of the NS interior, surface and magnetosphere.

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