Magnetic field evolution of accreting neutron stars - III

Konar, Sushan ; Bhattacharya, Dipankar (1999) Magnetic field evolution of accreting neutron stars - III Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 308 (3). pp. 795-798. ISSN 0035-8711

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The evolutionary scenario of a neutron star magnetic field is examined assuming a spin-down induced expulsion of magnetic flux originally confined to the core, in a case in which the expelled flux undergoes ohmic decay. The nature of field evolution, for accreting neutron stars, is investigated incorporating the crustal microphysics and material movement resulting from accretion. This scenario may explain the observed field strengths of neutron stars but only if the crustal lattice contains a large amount of impurity, which is in direct contrast to the models that assume an original crustal field.

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Keywords:Magnetic Fields; Binaries: General; Stars: Neutron; Pulsars: General
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