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Title: The evolution of the magnetic fields of neutron stars
Authors: Bhattacharya, D.
Issue Date: 1995
Publisher: Kluwer
Citation: Proceedings of the NATO ASI on the lives of the neutron stars. Eds. M. A. Alpar et al, p153, Kluwer, 1995, p153-162
Abstract: The magnetic field is a very important attribute of a neutron star which not only determines its emission properties and hence its appearance to a distant observer, but also controls the course of its evolution. However, the field strength of a neutron star may itself evolve with time. Recent analyses suggest that an evolutionary connection between different categories of neutron stars, such as young, isolated radio pulsars, accreting X-ray sources and radio pulsars spun up in binary systems would require a reduction of the magnetic field strength of a neutron star if it is processed in a binary system. This article reviews the arguments behind this conclusion, and discusses a few theoretical models that attempt to explain such an evolution.
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Copyright: 1995 Kluwer
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