Neutron Stars and Their Birth Events

  • Wolfgang Kundt

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 300)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. W. Kundt
    Pages 1-21
  3. Wolfgang Kundt
    Pages 22-29
  4. Wolfgang Kundt
    Pages 30-34
  5. Wolfgang Kundt
    Pages 35-39
  6. Shrinivas R. Kulkarni
    Pages 59-90
  7. Wilfred H. Sorrell
    Pages 121-126
  8. Yeming Sang, G. Chanmugam, Sachiko Tsuruta
    Pages 127-132
  9. Jan van Paradijs, Walter H. G. Lewin
    Pages 219-230
  10. Wolfgang Kundt
    Pages 231-238
  11. Richard G. Strom
    Pages 253-262
  12. Richard G. Strom
    Pages 263-273
  13. Richard G. Strom
    Pages 274-280
  14. Peter Lundqvist
    Pages 289-302
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 327-332

About this book


This volume is the documentation of the second Course on 'Neutron Stars, Active Galactic Nuclei and Jets', held at Erice in September 1988. This second Course was devoted to our knowledge about neutron-star sources. The poster spoke of: pulsars, accreting X-ray sources and jet englnes, perhaps also UHE pulsars, X­ ra~' bursters and black-hole Neutron stars have even been proposed as the primary cosmic-ray boosters. Most of theil' properties are stil1 controversial, such as their birth mechanism (neutrino versus magnetic piston), internal structure (neutrons, quarks, strange particles), magnetic, thermal and spin histories, wind generation (hydrogen versus pair plasma, radiation versus centrifugal pressure), magnetospheric structure and accretion modes (along field lines versus quasi-Keplerian). The listed controversies have largely survived through the Course and entered into the proceedings. Several lecturers speak of 'magnetic-field decay' in neutron stars, of the 'recycling' of old pulsars, and of 'accretion-induced collapse' of white dwarfs as though such processes were textbook knowledge. Terms and abbreviations like RPSR (=recycled pulsar), spinup line, AIC, and ADC (=accretion disk corona) help to foster the assumptions. It is not clear to me at this time whether any of these notions has an application to reality.


Accretion Population Supernova accretion disk active galactic nuclei neutron star relativistic jet stellar

Editors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Kundt
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für AstrophysikUniversität BonnBonnGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6718-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0515-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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