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2017MNRAS.464.4390P - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 464, 4390-4398 (2017/February-1)

Probing the surface magnetic field structure in RX J1856.5-3754.


Abstract (from CDS):

The evolution of magnetic field in isolated neutron stars is one of the most important ingredients in the attempt to build a unified description of these objects. A prediction of field evolution models is the existence of an equilibrium configuration, in which the Hall cascade vanishes. Recent calculations have explored the field structure in this stage, called the Hall attractor. We use X-ray data of near-by, cooling neutron stars to probe this prediction, as these sources are surmised to be close to or at Hall attractor phase. We show that the source RX J1856.5-3754 might be closer to the attractor than other sources of its class. Our modelling indicates that the properties of surface thermal emission, assuming that the star is in the Hall attractor, are in contradiction to the spectral data of RX J1856.5-3754.

Abstract Copyright: © 2016 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society

Journal keyword(s): magnetic fields - radiation mechanisms: thermal - stars: individual: RX J1856.5-3754 - stars: neutron - X-rays: stars - X-rays: stars

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