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We examine the early evolution of a neutron star with a very strong magnetic field (B ≥ 4 × 1013 G) that occupies a significant fraction of the core volume. The electrical conductivity of the core matter is a strong function of the magnetic field, therefore the evolution of magnetized neutron stars (magnetars) may well be different from that of ordinary radiopulsars. We consider magnetohydrodynamic processes in the core for two possible models of nuclear matter, with normal and superfluid neutrons. In the case of the normal matter, an enhancement of the resistivity perpendicular to the magnetic field can result in rapid field decay during the early evolutionary stage. If neutrons are in the superfluid state, we find that the Hall effect can lead to oscillatory behaviour of the magnetic field. This oscillatory behaviour is caused by the generation of large-scale helicoid modes resulting from non-linear coupling between the different field components.
Author(s): Urpin V, Shalybkov D
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Print publication date: 01/04/1999
ISSN (print): 0035-8711
ISSN (electronic): 1365-2966
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
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