Neutron star dynamics, braking indices and energy dissipation


Alpar M.

SPACE BASED ASTRONOMY: ISO, AGN, RADIOPULSARS AND THE SUN, vol.21, pp.159-166, 1998 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0273-1177(97)00800-4
  • Title of Journal : SPACE BASED ASTRONOMY: ISO, AGN, RADIOPULSARS AND THE SUN
  • Page Numbers: pp.159-166

Abstract

Models of pulsar glitches and postglich relaxation are reviewed. Implications for braking indices due to internal torques in the neutron star, and energy dissipation by internal torques are discussed. AU recent observations of pulsars with large (Vela pulsar like) glitches and second derivatives are seen to fit with the same glitch dynamics that the Vela pulsar exhibits. (C)1998 COSPAR. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd.