volume 13, issue S337, P255-258 2017
DOI: 10.1017/s1743921317008213
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Diego F. Torres

Abstract: A wind nebula generating extended X-ray emission was recently detected surrounding Swift 1834.9-0846. This is the first magnetar for which such a (pulsar) wind nebula (PWN) was found. I demonstrate that Swift 1834.9-0846's nebula can be rotationally-powered if it is being compressed by the environment. The physical reason behind this is the dominance of adiabatic heating over all other cooling and escape processes. This effect can happen only for pulsars of relatively low spin-down power and can make for very…

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