International Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Volume 3, Issue 2 (June 2013)

ISSN Print: 2161-4717   ISSN Online: 2161-4725

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High Energy Emission from Magnetar Due to Giant Flare

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DOI: 10.4236/ijaa.2013.32019    2,790 Downloads   4,434 Views  


We propose a theoretical model for magnetar giant flare to explain the flaring activity on 2004 December 27 from SGR1806-20 comprehensively. A global rearrangement is expected by the magnetic reconnection that requires explaining the giant SGR flares. In this paper we propose two regions of flares: preflare on the surface of magnetar and main burst at a distance of light cylinder radius. Acquiring the maximum potential drop on the magnetar surface, adopting space charge limited flow model, and using magnetic field B 1015 G, the luminosities of flare energies release for the preflare phase and main burst phase are found to be in the order of 1041 erg·sˉ1 and 1044 erg·sˉ1 respectively, conforming to magnetar burst energy and flare temperature is determined by considering black body radiation.

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A. Kader and K. Duorah, "High Energy Emission from Magnetar Due to Giant Flare," International Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2013, pp. 174-179. doi: 10.4236/ijaa.2013.32019.

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