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Title: Pulse phase dependence of the magnetar bursts
Authors: Jain, Chetana
Dutta, Anjan
Paul, Biswajit
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences
Citation: Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy, 2007, Vol.28, p185-196
Abstract: We report here results from a study of X-ray bursts from 3 magnetar candidates (SGR 1806–20, SGR 1900+14 and AXP 1E 2259+586). We have searched for a pulse phase dependence of the X-ray burst rate from these sources. X-ray light curves were obtained with the Proportional Counter Array on-board the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer during the periods of intense burst activity in these sources. On detailed analysis of the three sources, we found a very significant burst rate for all pulsar phases. However, some locations appear to produce bursts slightly more often, rendering the non-isotropic distribution. Only in the case of SGR 1900+14, there is a clear pulse phase dependence of burst rate.
Description: Open Access
ISSN: E-ISSN: 0250-6335
P-ISSN: 0250-6335
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Copyright: 2007 The Indian Academy of Sciences
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