Axisymmetric and stationary magnetic field structures in neutron star crusts under various boundary conditions

Kotaro Fujisawa, Shota Kisaka

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Abstract

We have calculated many Hall equilibrium states within the neutron star crust under various boundary conditions in order to investigate the influences of the boundary conditions clearly. We have found two important features of these solutions. First, the magnitude of the core magnetic fields affects the toroidal to total magnetic field energy ratio within the crust (Et /E). If the core magnetic fields are vanished, the crustal toroidal magnetic fields become weak and the typical energy ratio is only Et / E ∼0.1%. If the core magnetic fields are strong, however, the crustal toroidal magnetic fields become strong and the typical ratio reaches Et / E ∼15%. Second, the core toroidal magnetic fields and the twisted magnetosphere around the star make the size of the crustal toroidal magnetic field regions large. Therefore if the strong core magnetic fields have strong toroidal component, both strength and size of the crustal toroidal magnetic fields become large. These results show that the Hall MHD evolutions would be deeply affected by both inner and outer boundary conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
PublisherCambridge University Press
Pages427-428
Number of pages2
Volume9
EditionS302
ISBN (Print)9781107044982
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
NumberS302
Volume9
ISSN (Print)17439213
ISSN (Electronic)17439221

Keywords

  • Stars: interior - Stars: neutron - Stars: magnetic fields

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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    Fujisawa, K., & Kisaka, S. (2014). Axisymmetric and stationary magnetic field structures in neutron star crusts under various boundary conditions. In Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union (S302 ed., Vol. 9, pp. 427-428). (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union; Vol. 9, No. S302). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/S174392131400266X