Magnetars: general properties and recent developments

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Göğüş, Ersin (2011) Magnetars: general properties and recent developments. In: Astrophysics of Neutron Stars 2010: A Conference in Honor of M. Ali Alpar, Çeşme, İzmir, Türkiye

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Abstract

Magnetars, which form a growing subgroup of neutron stars, possess the strongest magnetic field environments in the universe. The last few years has been very fruitful for magnetars: three new sources were discovered and one source was correctly identified as an SGR, and all these sources have been studied in depth across the electromagnetic spectrum. Here, we present a brief overview of the latest developments in the world of magnetars and discuss their implications on the estimates of the number of magnetar sources and the rate at which they might emit extremely energetic giant flares.
Item Type: Papers in Conference Proceedings
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy > QB460-466 Astrophysics
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences > Basic Sciences > Physics
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Depositing User: Ersin Göğüş
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2011 11:08
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2022 09:02
URI: https://research.sabanciuniv.edu/id/eprint/17387

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