Physics of Atomic Nuclei

, Volume 75, Issue 7, pp 908–909 | Cite as

Isolated neutron stars in the galaxy: from magnetars to antimagnetars

Elementary Particles and Fields Theory

Abstract

Using the model with decaying magnetic fields it is possible to describe with one smooth (log-Gaussian) initial magnetic field distribution three types of isolated neutron stars: radiopulsar, magnetars, and cooling close-by compact objects. The same model is used here to make predictions for old accreting isolated neutron stars. It is shown that using the updated field distribution we predict a significant fraction of isolated neutron stars at the stage of accretion despite long subsonic propeller stage.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (State University)MoscowRussia
  2. 2.Sternberg Astronomical InstituteMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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