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Paper: The Average Braking Indices of Eight Magnetars
Volume: 502, Frontiers in Radio Astronomy and FAST Early Sciences Symposium 2015
Page: 29
Authors: Gao, Z.F.; Yuan, J.P.; Wang, N.
Abstract: Based on the estimated ages of their potentially associated supernova remnants (SNRs), we estimate the values of the mean braking indices of eight magnetars with SNRs, and find that they cluster in a range of 1∼ 42. Our method provides an effective way to constrain the magnetars' braking indices if the measurements of the SNRs' ages are reliable, which can be improved by future observations.
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