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By Silvia Zane, Roberto Turolla, Dany Page

This publication collects the contributions offered on the convention remoted Neutron Stars: From the skin to the internal, held in London in April 2006. 40 years after the invention of radio pulsars it offers an up to date description of the recent imaginative and prescient of remoted neutron stars that has emerged lately with the development of multi-wavelength observations. the nice number of remoted neutron stars, from pulsars to magnetars, a few of them found very lately and lots of of them no longer detectable in radio wavelengths, is abundantly lined via descriptions of contemporary observational effects and displays of the most recent theoretical interpretation of those information.

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5 keV for the 5 keV feature and 1–3 keV for the 20 keV feature. I. Ibrahim ( ) · H. T. Hussein · T. I. Ibrahim · H. T. Hussein · T. I. C. H. Swank Astrophysics Science Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA R. Turolla Department of Physics, University of Padova, Padova, Italy S. Zane Mullard Space Science Lab, University College of London, Holmbury St Mary, Surrey, UK lines have considerable equivalent width of 330–850 eV for the 5 keV feature and 780–2590 eV for the 20 keV feature.

The brightest of these giant flares was observed on 27 December 2004 from SGR 1806-20 (Hurley et al. 2005; Palmer et al. 2005), and assuming a distance of ∼ 15 kpc (Corbel and Eikenberry 2004), the γ -ray energy of this flare was ∼ 2 × 1046 ergs (Palmer et al. 2005)—roughly two orders of magnitude larger than the energy emitted in the previous two giant flares observed in the population of Soft γ -ray Repeaters. 4 GHz; Gaensler et al. 2005) radio source (Cameron et al. 2005; Gaensler et al. 2005), which followup radio observations determined was evolving on short time scales.

5 GHz light curve for this source is shown in Fig. 1. 5 to t −2 , with a possible dependence between the 40 Astrophys Space Sci (2007) 308: 39–42 Fig. 5 GHz light curve of the radio source produced by SGR 1806-20 during the 27 December 2004 giant flare, spanning from 7 to 450 days after the giant flare power law index of the decay and the observation frequency (Gaensler et al. 2005). – Between ∼ 9 and ∼ 25 days after the giant flare, the flux decreases as t −3 across the observed band (Gaensler et al.

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