Ultraviolet emission from young and middle-aged pulsars

Oleg Kargaltsev, George Pavlov

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We present the UV spectroscopy and timing of three nearby pulsars (Vela, B0656+14 and Geminga) recently observed with the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph. We also review the optical and X-ray properties of these pulsars and establish their connection with the UV properties. We show that the multiwavelengths properties of neutron stars (NSs) vary significantly within the sample of middle-aged pulsars. Even larger differences are found between the thermal components of Geminga and B0656+14 as compared to those of radio-quiet isolated NSs. These differences could be attributed to different properties of the NS surface layers.

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


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Kargaltsev, O., & Pavlov, G. (2007). Ultraviolet emission from young and middle-aged pulsars. In Isolated Neutron Stars: From The Surface To The Interior (pp. 287-296). Springer Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-5998-8-37