12-15 July 2011
Saint George Hotel
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
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Ferromagnetic neutron stars

Presented by Mr. Jacobus DIENER on 14 Jul 2011 from 08:45 to 09:00
Type: Oral Presentation
Session: APSS
Track: Track D1 - Astrophysics


<p>It is well known that neutron stars have very strong magnetic fields and that these fields impact the behaviour of the star. The focus of our research is on the interaction between the magnetic field and the constituent matter in the neutron star’s interior. In particular we investigate the possibility of a ferromagnetic phase in the neutron star interior being the source of the star’s ultra-strong magnetic field. Considering such a phase provides us with a feedback mechanism between the constituent matter and the magnetic field and vice versa, which we believe is a necessary component in understanding the evolution of the neutron star’s magnetic field. In this talk we will shortly introduce a description of ferromagnetism in the neutron star interior. We will also discuss the impact of such a phase as well as allude to possible observational consequences.

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