Physics of Particles and Nuclei

, Volume 39, Issue 7, pp 1136–1142 | Cite as

The Zoo of neutron stars

Part 3. Applications in Astrophysics

Abstract

In these lecture notes, I briefly discuss the present day situation and new discoveries in astrophysics of neutron stars focusing on isolated objects. The latter include soft gamma repeaters, anomalous x-ray pulsars, central compact objects in supernova remnants, the Magnificent Seven, and rotating radio transients. In the last part of the paper, I describe available tests of cooling curves of neutron stars and discuss different additional constraints that can help to confront theoretical calculations of cooling with observational data.

PACS numbers

97.60.Jd 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sternberg Astronomical InstituteMoscowRussia

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