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Soft Gamma Repeaters and Anomalous X-ray Pulsars: Together Forever

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  19 July 2016

Victoria M. Kaspi*
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Physics Department, McGill University, 3600 University St., Montreal, QC H3A 2T8, Canada Center for Space Research, MIT, 70 Vassar St., Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

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I review the observational properties of Soft Gamma Repeaters (SGRs) and Anomalous X-ray Pulsars (AXPs), two unusual manifestations of neutron stars. I summarize the reasoning for SGRs being “magnetars,” neutron stars powered by the decay of a very large magnetic field, and the now compelling evidence that SGRs and AXPs are in fact members of the same source class, as predicted uniquely by the magnetar model. I discuss some open issues in the magnetar model, and the prospects for future work.

Type
Part 5: Magnetars, Central Compact Objects and Isolated Neutron Stars
Copyright
Copyright © Astronomical Society of the Pacific 2004 

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