X-ray emission from isolated neutron stars

  title={X-ray emission from isolated neutron stars},
  author={S. Mereghetti},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena},
  • S. Mereghetti
  • Published 2011
  • Physics
  • arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena
X-ray emission is a common feature of all varieties of isolated neutron stars (INS) and, thanks to the advent of sensitive instruments with good spectroscopic, timing, and imaging capabilities, X-ray observations have become an essential tool in the study of these objects. Non-thermal X-rays from young, energetic radio pulsars have been detected since the beginning of X-ray astronomy, and the long-sought thermal emission from cooling neutron star’s surfaces can now be studied in detail in many… Expand

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