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A giant γ-ray flare from the magnetar SGR 1806–20
Two classes of rotating neutron stars—soft γ-ray repeaters (SGRs) and anomalous X-ray pulsars—are magnetars, whose X-ray emission is powered by a very strong magnetic field (B ≈ 1015 G). SGRsExpand
On the relativistic magnetic reconnection
Reconnection of the magnetic lines of force is considered in case the magnetic energy exceeds the rest energy of the matter. It is shown that the classical Sweet-Parker and Petschek models areExpand
A model for fast extragalactic radio bursts
Bursts of millisecond duration were recently discovered in the 1 GHz band. There is a strong evidence that they come from $\sim 1 $ Gpc distances, which implies extraordinary high brightnessExpand
ASYMPTOTIC STRUCTURE OF POYNTING-DOMINATED JETS
In relativistic, Poynting-dominated outflows, acceleration and collimation are intimately connected. An important point is that the Lorentz force is nearly compensated by the electric force;Expand
An expanding radio nebula produced by a giant flare from the magnetar SGR 1806–20
Soft γ-ray repeaters (SGRs) are ‘magnetars’, a small class of slowly spinning neutron stars with extreme surface magnetic fields, B ≈ 1015 gauss (refs 1 , 2 –3). On 27 December 2004, a giant flareExpand
Synchrotron nebulae created by anisotropic magnetized pulsar winds
In this paper, we give a detailed description of the first attempt to study the properties of the flow produced by a magnetized pulsar wind within a plerionic nebula via fully relativisticExpand
The termination shock in a striped pulsar wind
The origin of radio emission from plerions is considered. Recent observations suggest that radio-emitting electrons are presently accelerated rather than having been injected at early stages of theExpand
Unraveling the Cooling Trend of the Soft Gamma Repeater SGR 1627-41
SGR 1627-41 was discovered in 1998 after a single active episode that lasted ~6 weeks. We report here our monitoring results of the decay trend of the persistent X-ray luminosity of the source duringExpand
A rebrightening of the radio nebula associated with the 2004 December 27 giant flare from SGR 1806-20
The 2004 December 27 giant γ-ray flare detected from the magnetar SGR 1806-20 created an expanding radio nebula that we have monitored with the Australia Telescope Compact Array and the Very LargeExpand
The Termination Shock in a Striped Pulsar Wind
Abstract I present observational and theoretical evidence that most of the pulsar spin-down energy is transferred away as a striped pulsar wind and that this energy is released by annihilation of theExpand
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