Magnetic hydrogen atmosphere models and the neutron star RX J1856.5–3754

@article{Ho2007MagneticHA,
  title={Magnetic hydrogen atmosphere models and the neutron star RX J1856.5–3754},
  author={Wynn C. G. Ho and David L. Kaplan and Philip Chang and Matthew Adelsberg and Alexander Y. Potekhin},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2007},
  volume={375},
  pages={821-830}
}
RX J1856.5−3754 is one of the brightest nearby isolated neutron stars (INSs), and consider- able observational resources have been devoted to it. However, current models are unable to satisfactorily explain the data. We show that our latest models of a thin, magnetic, partially ionized hydrogen atmosphere on top of a condensed surface can fit the entire spectrum, from X-rays to optical, of RX J1856.5−3754, within the uncertainties. In our simplest model, the best-fitting parameters are an… 

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