Magnetic field decay with Hall drift in neutron star crusts

Дата и время публикации : 2012-01-06T03:54:03Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
Yasufumi Kojima
Shota Kisaka

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Коментарии к cтатье: 11 pages, 9 figures
Первичная категория: astro-ph.HE

Все категории : astro-ph.HE

Краткий обзор статьи: The dynamics of magnetic field decay with Hall drift is investigated. Assuming that axisymmetric magnetic fields are located in a spherical crust with uniform conductivity and electron number density, long-term evolution is calculated up to Ohmic dissipation. The nonlinear coupling between poloidal and toroidal components is explored in terms of their energies and helicity. Nonlinear oscillation by the drift in strongly magnetized regimes is clear only around the equipartition between two components. Significant energy is transferred to the poloidal component when the toroidal component initially dominates. However, the reverse is not true. Once the toroidal field is less dominant, it quickly decouples due to a larger damping rate. The polar field at the surface is highly distorted from the initial dipole during the Hall drift timescale, but returns to the initial dipole in a longer dissipation timescale, since it is the least damped one.

Category: Physics