Stably stratified magnetized stars in general relativity

Shijun Yoshida, Kenta Kiuchi, Masaru Shibata

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Abstract

We construct magnetized stars composed of a fluid stably stratified by entropy gradients in the framework of general relativity, assuming ideal magnetohydrodynamics and employing a barotropic equation of state. We first revisit basic equations for describing stably stratified stationary axisymmetric stars containing both poloidal and toroidal magnetic fields. As sample models, the magnetized stars considered by Ioka and Sasaki, inside which the magnetic fields are confined, are modified to the ones stably stratified. The magnetized stars newly constructed in this study are believed to be more stable than the existing relativistic models because they have both poloidal and toroidal magnetic fields with comparable strength, and magnetic buoyancy instabilities near the surface of the star, which can be stabilized by the stratification, are suppressed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number044012
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume86
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Aug 7

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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