HOW CAN NEWLY BORN RAPIDLY ROTATING NEUTRON STARS BECOME MAGNETARS?

@article{Cheng2014HOWCN,
  title={HOW CAN NEWLY BORN RAPIDLY ROTATING NEUTRON STARS BECOME MAGNETARS?},
  author={Quan Cheng and Yun-Wei Yu},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
  year={2014},
  volume={786}
}
  • Q. ChengYun-Wei Yu
  • Published 15 April 2014
  • Physics, Geology
  • The Astrophysical Journal Letters
In a newly born (high-temperature and Keplerian rotating) neutron star, r-mode instability can lead to stellar differential rotation, which winds the seed poloidal magnetic field (∼1011 G) to generate an ultra-high (∼1017 G) toroidal field component. Subsequently, by succumbing to the Tayler instability, the toroidal field could be partially transformed into a new poloidal field. Through such dynamo processes, the newly born neutron star with sufficiently rapid rotation could become a magnetar… 

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