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Revisiting Field Burial by Accretion onto Neutron Stars

Mukherjee, Dipanjan


The surface magnetic field strength of millisecond pulsars (MSPs) is found to be about 4 orders of magnitude lower than that of garden variety radio pulsars (with a spin of ∼0.5–5 s and B∼1012 G). The exact mechanism of the apparent reduction of field strength in MSPs is still a subject of debate. One of the proposed mechanisms is burial of the surface magnetic field under matter accreted from a companion. In this article we review the recent work on magnetic confinement of accreted matter on...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy
DOI: 10.1007/s12036-017-9465-6
Access Rights: Open Access


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