Searching for solitons in the magnetosphere of a magnetar Wong, Melody Candace
We describe a non-pertrubative method of searching for solitary waves travelling through the magnetosphere of a magnetar. The wave will be supported by the combined effects of nonlinearity and dispersion caused by the presence of a quantum electrodynamic (QED) vacuum in a strongly magnetized field and by a strongly magnetized plasma of the magnetosphere. Using this method, we have found a soliton in the form of an infinite current sheet. The method and the results of this paper could be conducive to research studying the emission of strongly magnetized stars.
Item Citations and Data
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada