Neutron Stars—Thermal Emitters

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Title: Neutron Stars—Thermal Emitters
Authors: Potekhin, Alexander Y. | De Luca, Andrea | Pons, José A.
Research Group/s: Astrofísica Relativista
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Física Aplicada
Keywords: Neutron stars | Magnetic fields | Thermal emission | Stellar atmospheres
Knowledge Area: Astronomía y Astrofísica
Issue Date: 10-Oct-2014
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Citation: Space Science Reviews. 2014, Oct. doi:10.1007/s11214-014-0102-2
Abstract: Confronting theoretical models with observations of thermal radiation emitted by neutron stars is one of the most important ways to understand the properties of both, superdense matter in the interiors of the neutron stars and dense magnetized plasmas in their outer layers. Here we review the theory of thermal emission from the surface layers of strongly magnetized neutron stars, and the main properties of the observational data. In particular, we focus on the nearby sources for which a clear thermal component has been detected, without being contaminated by other emission processes (magnetosphere, accretion, nebulae). We also discuss the applications of the modern theoretical models of the formation of spectra of strongly magnetized neutron stars to the observed thermally emitting objects.
Sponsor: The work of A.P. has been partly supported by the RFBR (grant 14-02-00868) and by the Program “Leading Scientific Schools of RF” (grant NSh 294.2014.2).
ISSN: 0038-6308 (Print) | 1572-9672 (Online)
DOI: 10.1007/s11214-014-0102-2
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: The final publication is available at Springer via
Peer Review: si
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