Evolution of magnetized, differentially rotating neutron stars: Simulations in full general relativity

@article{Duez2006EvolutionOM,
  title={Evolution of magnetized, differentially rotating neutron stars: Simulations in full general relativity},
  author={Matthew D Duez and Yuk Tung Liu and Stuart L. Shapiro and Masaru Shibata and Branson C. Stephens},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  year={2006},
  volume={73},
  pages={104015}
}
We study the effects of magnetic fields on the evolution of differentially rotating neutron stars, which can be formed in stellar core collapse or binary neutron star coalescence. Magnetic braking and the magnetorotational instability (MRI) both act on differentially rotating stars to redistribute angular momentum. Simulations of these stars are carried out in axisymmetry using our recently developed codes which integrate the coupled Einstein-Maxwell-MHD equations. We consider stars with two… 

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