Radiation from accreting magnetized neutron stars

P. Mészáros

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We review some recent developments in our understanding of accreting magnetized neutron stars. A brief summary of the observations is given, on which current phenomenological models are based. The main part of this paper is a discussion of recent work by several groups on the radiative transfer problem in a strong magnetic field and its application to models of the structure and properties of self-consistent neutron star polar cap emission regions. The assumptions and uncertainties involved are discussed, recent progress is evaluated, and current and future problems are indicated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)325-351
Number of pages27
JournalSpace Science Reviews
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Jul 1984

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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