Formation of Cyclotron Lines in Neutron Star Accretion Columns


We propose a series of two team meetings at ISSI with the aim of summarizing current studies on the formation of cyclotron lines in neutron star accretion columns. Observations of these lines provide the only direct way to measure the magnetic fields of neutron stars, which are an important ingredient for our understanding of neutron star evolution and the interaction of neutron stars with their environment. The aim of the meetings is to provide a census of existing cyclotron line source data, to agree on an analysis strategy for unpublished data from these sources, to compare different numerical models for cyclotron line formation, and to compare these numerical models with selected observational data.

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