Restrictions on parameters of power-law magnetic field decay for accreting isolated neutron stars

Research paper by S. B. Popov, M. E. Prokhorov

Indexed on: 02 Jan '00Published on: 02 Jan '00Published in: Astrophysics


In this short note we discuss the influence of power-law magnetic field decay on the evolution of old accreting isolated neutron stars. We show, that, contrary to exponential field decay (Popov & Prokhorov 2000), no additional restrictions can be made for the parameters of power-law decay from the statistics of isolated neutron star candidates in ROSAT observations. We also briefly discuss the fate of old magnetars with and without field decay, and describe parameters of old accreting magnetars.