Quasi-equilibrium models of magnetized compact objects

Charalampos Markakis, Kōji Uryū, Eric Gourgoulhon
2011 Journal of Physics, Conference Series  
We report work towards a relativistic formulation for modeling strongly magnetized neutron stars, rotating or in a close circular orbit around another neutron star or black hole, under the approximations of helical symmetry and ideal MHD. The quasi-stationary evolution is governed by the first law of thermodynamics for helically symmetric systems, which is generalized to include magnetic fields. The formulation involves an iterative scheme for solving the Einstein-Maxwell and relativistic
more » ... ler equations numerically. The resulting configurations for binary systems could be used as self-consistent initial data for studying their inspiral and merger.
doi:10.1088/1742-6596/283/1/012021 fatcat:dvd4pkkuznfsxmhyjaf3fyp3sa