Chandra observations of neutron stars: An overview

M. C. Weisskopf, M. Karovska, G. G. Pavlov, V. E. Zavlin, T. Clarke

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Abstract

We present an overview of Chandra X-ray Observatory observations of neutron stars. The outstanding spatial and spectral resolution of this great observatory have allowed for observations of unprecedented clarity and accuracy. Many of these observations have provided new insights into neutron star physics. We present an admittedly biased and overly brief review of these observations, highlighting some new discoveries made possible by the Observatory's unique capabilities. This includes our analysis of recent multiwavelength observations of the putative pulsar and its pulsar-wind nebula in the IC443 SNR.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIsolated Neutron Stars
Subtitle of host publicationFrom The Surface To The Interior
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Pages151-160
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781402059971
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Weisskopf, M. C., Karovska, M., Pavlov, G. G., Zavlin, V. E., & Clarke, T. (2007). Chandra observations of neutron stars: An overview. In Isolated Neutron Stars: From The Surface To The Interior (pp. 151-160). Springer Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-5998-8-21