On the accretion luminosity of isolated neutron stars

@article{Ikhsanov2003OnTA,
  title={On the accretion luminosity of isolated neutron stars},
  author={N. Ikhsanov},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2003},
  volume={399},
  pages={1147-1150}
}
  • N. Ikhsanov
  • Published 6 January 2003
  • Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
The accretion process onto a magnetized isolated neutron star, which captures material from the interstellar medium, is discussed. The evolutionary track of such a star can be presented as a sequence of four states: ejector , supersonic propeller , subsonic propeller , and steady accretor . I show that subsonic propeller $\rightarrow$ accretor transition does not occur as long as the magnetic field of the star is strong enough to control the accretion flow in the stellar vicinity. During the… 
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