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Title: Gamma ray bursts from comet neutron star magnetosphere interaction, field twisting and E sub parallel formation

Consider the problem of a comet in a collision trajectory with a magnetized neutron star. The question addressed in this paper is whether the comet interacts strongly enough with a magnetic field such as to capture at a large radius or whether in general the comet will escape a magnetized neutron star. 6 refs., 4 figs.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6417360
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-90-3461; CONF-9007101--2
ON: DE91002320; TRN: 91-000234
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Los Alamos workshop on gamma-ray bursts, Taos, NM (USA), 29 Jul - 3 Aug 1990
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE/AD
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; COMETS; ORBITS; NEUTRON STARS; COSMIC GAMMA BURSTS; ANGULAR MOMENTUM; HELMHOLTZ INSTABILITY; MAGNETIC DIPOLES; MAGNETIC FIELDS; TRAJECTORIES; COSMIC RADIATION; DIPOLES; INSTABILITY; IONIZING RADIATIONS; MULTIPOLES; PLASMA INSTABILITY; PLASMA MACROINSTABILITIES; PRIMARY COSMIC RADIATION; RADIATIONS; STARS 640102* -- Astrophysics & Cosmology-- Stars & Quasi-Stellar, Radio & X-Ray Sources; 640107 -- Astrophysics & Cosmology-- Planetary Phenomena