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Session 33 - Neutron Stars & White Dwarfs.
Oral session, Monday, January 15
Salon del Rey South, Hilton

[33.06] Modeling Accretion onto a Closed Pulsar Magnetosphere

J. P. Morris (Monash Univ.), G. Boerner, U. Anzer (MPA Garching)

A method for modeling accretion onto a closed magnetosphere employing the numerical method of SPH is presented. This method allows the dynamic interaction of the magnetosphere and surrounding field-free plasma to be simulated. Results obtained for some steady configurations are compared with previous work for closed magnetospheres. Future application of the technique, with a view to modeling spin up and spin down of pulsars is discussed. Other possible applications and enhancements of the method are outlined.

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