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1997A&A...317L..87U - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 317, L87-90 (1997/1-3)

On the persistent X-ray emission from the soft γ-ray repeaters.


Abstract (from CDS):

It is suggested that the persistent X-ray emission from the soft γ-ray repeaters is the thermal radiation of neutron stars which are enhanced by a factor of 10 or more due to the effect of a very strong magnetic field on the thermal structure of the neutron star envelope. For the thermal luminosity to be consistent with the persistent X-ray luminosity, the field strength at the neutron star surface has to be of the order of 1015G. If it is confirmed that the soft γ-ray repeaters are neutron stars with negligible accretion, then the presence of such a strong magnetic field is inevitable.

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Journal keyword(s): gamma-rays: bursters - stars: neutron - magnetic fields - radiation mechanisms: thermal

Simbad objects: 6

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