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The Highest Magnetic Fields in the Universe: Anomalous X-Ray Pulsars and Soft Gamma-ray Repeaters

@article{Mereghetti2005TheHM,
  title={The Highest Magnetic Fields in the Universe: Anomalous X-Ray Pulsars and Soft Gamma-ray Repeaters},
  author={Sandro Mereghetti},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics},
  year={2005}
}
In the last few years it has been recognized that two apparently distinct classes of peculiar high-energy sources are actually related and can be explained as young neutron stars with magnetic fields as high as 10e14 - 10e15 Gauss. One of these ''magnetars'', SGR 1806-20, has recently emitted the most powerful giant flare ever recorded. The high-energy observations of SGR 1806-20 carried out with XMM-Newton and INTEGRAL in the past two years showed a long term trend of increasing activity… Expand

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PHASE DRIFTS OF SUB-PULSES DURING THE 2004 GIANT FLARE OF SGR 1806-20 AND SETTLING OF THE MAGNETIC FIELDS
We analyzed the observations of SGR 1806-20 performed with the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer during its 2004 giant flare. We studied the phase evolution of the sub-pulses identified in the X-rayExpand

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