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dc.contributor.authorNg, C.
dc.contributor.authorKaspi, V.
dc.contributor.authorHo, W.
dc.contributor.authorWeltevrede, P.
dc.contributor.authorBogdanov, S.
dc.contributor.authorShannon, Ryan
dc.contributor.authorGonzalez, M.
dc.identifier.citationNg, C. and Kaspi, V. and Ho, W. and Weltevrede, P. and Bogdanov, S. and Shannon, R. and Gonzalez, M. 2012. Deep X-ray observations of the young high-magnetic-field radio pulsar J1119-6127 and supernova remnant G292.2-0.5. Astrophysical Journal. 761 (1).

High-magnetic-field radio pulsars are important transition objects for understanding the connection between magnetars and conventional radio pulsars. We present a detailed study of the young radio pulsar J1119-6127, which has a characteristic age of 1900 yr and a spin-down-inferred magnetic field of 4.1 × 1013 G, and its associated supernova remnant G292.2-0.5, using deep XMM-Newton and Chandra X-ray Observatory exposures of over 120 ks from each telescope. The pulsar emission shows strong modulation below 2.5 keV with a single-peaked profile and a large pulsed fraction of 0.48 ± 0.12. Employing a magnetic, partially ionized hydrogen atmosphere model, we find that the observed pulse profile can be produced by a single hot spot of temperature 0.13 keV covering about one-third of the stellar surface, and we place an upper limit of 0.08 keV for an antipodal hot spot with the same area. The non-uniform surface temperature distribution could be the result of anisotropic heat conduction under a strong magnetic field, and a single-peaked profile seems common among high-B radio pulsars. For the associated remnant G292.2-0.5, its large diameter could be attributed to fast expansion in a low-density wind cavity, likely formed by a Wolf-Rayet progenitor, similar to two other high-B radio pulsars.

dc.publisherInstitute of Physics Publishing
dc.titleDeep X-ray observations of the young high-magnetic-field radio pulsar J1119-6127 and supernova remnant G292.2-0.5
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleAstrophysical Journal
curtin.departmentCurtin Institute of Radio Astronomy (Physics)
curtin.accessStatusOpen access via publisher

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