Aligned Rapidly Spinning Dipoles

Issue date: 21 November 2013
Cite as:
(2013). Aligned Rapidly Spinning Dipoles [Data set].
  title       = {{Aligned Rapidly Spinning Dipoles}},
  year        = 2013

Magnetic field lines and current sheets for an orbiting neutron star binary with the magnetic moments of both stars aligned with the rotation axis. The stars are spinning rapidly at ∼ ms periods, with R_{LC,∗}/R_∗ = 2.7. Stellar spin winds fields backwards toroidally, and they can propagate to the far side of the magnetosphere closer to the opposing star. This movie shows the corotating field pattern as the orbit progresses.

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