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Magnetars as Astrophysical Laboratories of Extreme Quantum Electrodynamics: The Case for a Compton Telescope

@article{Wadiasingh2019MagnetarsAA,
  title={Magnetars as Astrophysical Laboratories of Extreme Quantum Electrodynamics: The Case for a Compton Telescope},
  author={Zorawar Wadiasingh and George Younes and Matthew G. Baring and Alice K. Harding and Peter L. Gonthier and Kun Hu and A. van der Horst and Silvia Zane and Chryssa Kouveliotou and Andrei M. Beloborodov and Chanda Prescod-Weinstein and Tanmoy Chattopadhyay and Sunil Chandra and Constantinos Kalapotharakos and Kyle P. Parfrey and Harsha Blumer and Demosthenes Kazanas},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena},
  year={2019}
}
A next generation of Compton and pair telescopes that improve MeV-band detection sensitivity by more than a decade beyond current instrumental capabilities will open up new insights into a variety of astrophysical source classes. Among these are magnetars, the most highly magnetic of the neutron star zoo, which will serve as a prime science target for a new mission surveying the MeV window. This paper outlines the core questions pertaining to magnetars that can be addressed by such a technology… Expand

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