Recoils of magnetars

Hidetomo Sawai, Kei Kotake, Shoichi Yamada

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Abstract

We study the recoil of so-called "magnetars", highly magnetized slowly rotating neutron stars, doing series of numerical simulations on the core-collapse of massive stars in strong magnetic field and rapid rotation regime. We assume that the initial magnetic fields have a dipole-like configurations somewhat offset from the center of the cores. As a result, recoil velocities of ∼ 500 - 1000 km s-1 are obtained which suggest that magnetars could have substantial recoil velocities as ordinary pulsars.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTHE MULTICOLORED LANDSCAPE OF COMPACT OBJECTS AND THEIR EXPLOSIVE ORIGINS
Pages183-186
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Oct 24
EventTHE MULTICOLORED LANDSCAPE OF COMPACT OBJECTS AND THEIR EXPLOSIVE ORIGINS - Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
Duration: 2006 Jun 112006 Jun 24

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume924
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

ConferenceTHE MULTICOLORED LANDSCAPE OF COMPACT OBJECTS AND THEIR EXPLOSIVE ORIGINS
CountryItaly
CityCefalu, Sicily
Period06/6/1106/6/24

Keywords

  • MHD
  • Magnetars
  • Numerical simulations
  • Proper motions
  • Supernovae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology
  • Plant Science
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation

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    Sawai, H., Kotake, K., & Yamada, S. (2007). Recoils of magnetars. In THE MULTICOLORED LANDSCAPE OF COMPACT OBJECTS AND THEIR EXPLOSIVE ORIGINS (pp. 183-186). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 924). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2774857