Magnetar formation through a convective dynamo in protoneutron stars

14 Mar 2020 Raynaud Raphaël CEA Saclay Guilet Jérôme CEA Saclay Janka Hans-Thomas MPA Garching Gastine Thomas IPGP

The release of spin-down energy by a magnetar is a promising scenario to power several classes of extreme explosive transients. However, it lacks a firm basis because magnetar formation still represents a theoretical challenge... (read more)

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