• Corpus ID: 118433706

A Model for the Optical/IR Emission from Magnetars

  title={A Model for the Optical/IR Emission from Magnetars},
  author={Feryal Ozel},
  • F. Ozel
  • Published 7 April 2004
  • Physics
A number of Anomalous X-ray Pulsars (AXPs) have recently been detected in the optical/IR wavelengths. We use their inferred brightness to place general constraints on any model for this emission within the magnetar framework. We find that neutron-star surface emission cannot account for the observations and that the emission must be magnetospheric in origin. We propose a model for the optical/IR emission in which a distribution of energetic electrons in the neutron-star magnetosphere emits… 
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