Formation of Annihilation-Cyclotron Lines in Strong Magnetic Fields Near Neutron Stars Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2001 Plenum Publishing Corporation. We study cyclotron and polarization spectral features in magnetized vacuum at frequencies near the one-photon annihilation resonance in a subcritical magnetic field. On the basis of this study, we propose a new method for determination of the neutron-star magnetic field. Using the dipole-field model, we show that detection of the annihilation line in absorption and an additional line in emission at MeV energies is evidence of the existence of a magnetic field (2.8−3.6) · 1012 G on the surface of a neutron star.

author list (cited authors)

  • Belyanin, A. A., Kocharovsky, V. V., & Kocharovsky, V. V.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Belyanin, AA||Kocharovsky, VV||Kocharovsky, Vl V

publication date

  • January 2001