Sinking of a magnetically confined mountain on an accreting neutron star

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2010

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Wette, Karl
Vigelius, M
Melatos, Andrew

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Blackwell Publishing Ltd

Abstract

We perform ideal-magnetohydrodynamic axisymmetric simulations of magnetically confined mountains on an accreting neutron star, with masses ≲0.12 M⊙. We consider two scenarios, in which the mountain sits atop a hard surface or sinks into a soft, fluid

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Keywords: Accretion, accretion discs; Pulsars: general; Stars: magnetic fields; Stars: neutron

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Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Journal article

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10.1111/j.1365-2966.2009.15937.x

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