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Paper: Magnetic Reconnection in the Accretion Disk Corona of Compact Stars
Volume: 289, The Proceedings of the IAU 8th Asian-Pacific Regional Meeting, Volume I
Page: 315
Authors: Oreshina, I. V.; Oreshina, A. V.; Somov, B. V.
Abstract: We present a new model of the magnetosphere for a compact star surrounded by an accretion disk. It is assumed that the magnetic axis of the star does not coincide with the rotation axis. The shape of the accretion disk, the magnetic field strength, and its gradient inside the disk corona are estimated. From these results, we describe an analytical model of a reconnecting current sheet and estimate its characteristics as well as the total power released by current sheets in the disk corona. It is shown that magnetic reconnection quantitatively explains the observed X-ray emission from compact stars.
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