Stability of the strongest magnetic fields

Konstantinos D. Kokkotas, Burkhard Zink, Paul Lasky

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Abstract

Neutron stars with the strongest magnetic fields, known as magnetars, contain fields up to nine orders of magnitude stronger than those produced in the laboratory. While the field exterior to the star is thought to be dominated by a roughly dipolar structure, the interior field is entirely unknown, and is currently a hotly debated topic in astrophysics since it is thought to be connected with huge gamma-ray outburst, the giant flares, and possibly also with gravitational radiation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigh Performance Computing in Science and Engineering '12
Subtitle of host publicationTransactions of the High Performance Computing Center, Stuttgart (HLRS) 2012
EditorsWolfgang E. Nagel, Dietmar H. Kroner, Michael M. Resch
PublisherSpringer
Pages95-101
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9783642333743
ISBN (Print)9783642333736
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventResults and Review Workshop on High Performance Computing in Science and Engineering 2012 - Stuttgart, Germany
Duration: 10 Oct 201211 Oct 2012
Conference number: 15th

Conference

ConferenceResults and Review Workshop on High Performance Computing in Science and Engineering 2012
Abbreviated titleHLRS 2012
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityStuttgart
Period10/10/1211/10/12

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