Energetic Outflows from Young Neutron Stars

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Abstract

Young neutron stars have a large impact on their surroundings in several different ways, varying from the giant flares emitted by "magnetars" neutron stars with surface magnetic fields 100-1000x stronger than those of typical radio pulsars to the magnetic bubbles called Pulsar Wind Nebulae created by the relativistic wind produced by "ordinary" neutron stars. In this talk, I will discuss recent observational work on the radio nebula produced by 27 Dec. 2004 Giant Flare from SGR 1806-20, as well as work on G328.4+0.2, the largest and most radio-luminous pulsar wind nebula in the Milky Way. Both of these these systems provide information of the physics of the neutron stars as well as on the supernova explosion which formed them.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Journal2007 AAS/AAPT Joint Meeting, American Astronomical Society Meeting 209
Volume209
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

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