The Electromagnetic Spectrum of Neutron Stars

  • Altan Baykal
  • Sinan K. Yerli
  • Sitki C. Inam
  • Sergei Grebenev
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO Science Series II. Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry book series (NAII, volume 210)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Formation of Neutron Stars

    1. Chris L. Fryer, Aimee Hungerford
      Pages 3-14
    2. Patrick Slane
      Pages 15-30
  3. Neutron Star Structure and Magnetic Field

    1. J. Gil, Y. Gupta, J. Kijak, M. Sendyk
      Pages 75-78
    2. U. Geppert, M. Kueker, D. Page
      Pages 79-82
    3. Andrea Passamonti, Marco Bruni, Leonardo Gualtieri, Carlos F. Sopuerta
      Pages 83-86
  4. Neutrino Astrophysics

    1. Francis Halzen
      Pages 89-101
    2. Joachim Moortgat, Jan Kuijpers
      Pages 103-106
    3. Chunglee Kim, Vassiliki Kalogera, Duncan R. Lorimer, Mia Ihm, Krzysztof Belczynski
      Pages 107-114
    4. Aimee L. Hungerford, Christopher L. Fryer, Aristotle Socrates, Omer Blaes
      Pages 111-114
  5. Cooling and Atmospheres of Neutron Stars

    1. J.E. Trümper
      Pages 117-131
    2. K. Yavuz Eksi, M. Ali Alpar
      Pages 137-140
    3. Matthew van Adelsberg, Dong Lai, Alexander Y. Potekhin
      Pages 141-144
  6. Pulsars

    1. Nichi D’Amico
      Pages 147-160
    2. D. R. Lorimer
      Pages 161-172
    3. Wynn C. G. Ho, Dong Lai, Alexander Y. Potekhin, Gilles Chabrier
      Pages 185-188
  7. Binaries, Accretion

    1. E. P. J. van den Heuvel
      Pages 191-201
    2. H. C. Spruit
      Pages 203-247
    3. P. Shtykovskiy, M. Gilfanov
      Pages 249-252
    4. Rene Hudec, Libor Sveda, Ladislav Pina, Adolf Inneman
      Pages 253-256
    5. Martin E. Pessah, Dimitrios Psaltis
      Pages 257-260
  8. X-Ray Binaries

    1. Altan Baykal
      Pages 263-277
    2. Takayoshi Kohmura, Shunji Kitamoto
      Pages 279-282
    3. M. van der Klis
      Pages 283-310
    4. Frederick K. Lamb
      Pages 311-326
  9. Gamma Ray Bursts and Magnetars

    1. GianLuca Israel, Sandro Mereghetti, Nanda Rea, Luigi Stella
      Pages 329-338
    2. Tomaso Belloni, Mariano Mendez, Jeroen Homan
      Pages 339-342
  10. Science with Current and Future X/Gamma-Ray Missions

    1. Martin C. Weisskopf
      Pages 345-356
    2. Sergei A. Grebenev
      Pages 357-369
  11. Concluding Remarks

    1. E.P.J. van den Heuvel
      Pages 373-377
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 379-386

About these proceedings


Neutron stars hold a central place in astrophysics, not only because they are made up of the most extreme states of the condensed matter, but also because they are, along with white dwarfs and black holes, one of the stable configurations that stars reach at the end of stellar evolution. Neutron stars posses the highest rotation rates and strongest magnetic fields among all stars. They radiate prolifically, in high energy electromagnetic radiation and in the radio band.

This book is devoted to the selected lectures presented in the 6th NATO-ASI series entitled "The Electromagnetic Spectrum of Neutron Stars" in Marmaris, Turkey, on 7-18 June 2004. This ASI is devoted to the spectral properties of neutron stars. Spectral observations of neutron stars help us to understand the magnetospheric emission processes of isolated radio pulsars and the emission processes of accreting neutron stars. This volume includes spectral information from the neutron stars in broadest sense, namely neutrino and gravitational radiation along with the electromagnetic spectrum. We believe that this volume can serve as graduate level of text including the broad range of properties of neutron stars.


Accretion Gravity astronomy astrophysics stellar

Editors and affiliations

  • Altan Baykal
    • 1
  • Sinan K. Yerli
    • 1
  • Sitki C. Inam
    • 2
  • Sergei Grebenev
    • 3
  1. 1.Middle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Baskent UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  3. 3.Space Research Institute (IKI)MoscowRussia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-3859-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-3861-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2609
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