2008 Supplement: Frascati Workshop 2007 / Kundt

Pulsar Physics without Magnetars

W. Kundt

Abstract

Magnetars, as defined some 15 yr ago, are inconsistent both with
fundamental physics, and with the (by now) two observed upward jumps of
the period derivatives (of two of them). Instead, the class of peculiar
X-ray sources commonly interpreted as magnetars can be understood as the
class of throttled pulsars, i.e. of pulsars strongly interacting with
their CSM. This class is even expected to harbour the sources of the
Cosmic Rays, and of all the (extraterrestrial) Gamma-Ray Bursts.

Keywords


magnetars throttled pulsars dying pulsars cavity low-mass disk

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