Mukherjee, Dipanjan; Bhattacharya, Dipankar
In this paper we make a phase-dependent study of the effect of the distortion of the local
magnetic field due to confinement of the accreted matter in X-ray pulsars on the cyclotron
spectra emitted from the hotspot. We have numerically solved the Grad–Shafranov equation
for axisymmetric static magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) equilibria of the matter confined at the
polar cap of neutron stars. From our solution, we model the cyclotron spectra that will be
emitted from the region, using a simple...[Show more]
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