Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
A theoretical study of the magnetically deformed inner crust matter of magnetars
Department of Physics, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, 741 235, India
Accepted: 22 March 2011
Published online: 22 April 2011
We have studied various physical properties of magnetically deformed atoms and the associated matter, replacing the atoms by the deformed Wigner-Seitz (WS) cells at the crustal region of strongly magnetized neutron stars (magnetars). A relativistic version of the Thomas-Fermi (TF) model in the presence of a strong magnetic field in cylindrical coordinates is used to study the properties of such matter.
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