An, Hongjun11; Hascoet, Romain12; Kaspi, Victoria M.11; Beloborodov, Andrei M.12; Dufour, Francois11; Gotthelf, Eric V.12; Archibald, Robert11; Bachetti, Matteo5; Boggs, Steven E.6; Christensen, Finn Erland1; Craig, William W.13; Greffenstette, Brian W.14; Hailey, Charles J.12; Harrison, Fiona A.14; Kitaguchi, Takao9; Kouveliotou, Chryssa15; Madsen, Kristin K.14; Markwardt, Craig B.15; Stern, Daniel14; Vogel, Julia K.13; Zhang, William W.15
1 National Space Institute, Technical University of Denmark2 Astrophysics, National Space Institute, Technical University of Denmark3 McGill University4 Columbia University5 Université de Toulouse6 University of California at Berkeley7 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory8 California Institute of Technology9 The Institute of Chemical and Physical Research10 NASA Marshall Space Flight Center11 McGill University12 Columbia University13 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory14 California Institute of Technology15 NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
We report new spectral and temporal observations of the magnetar 1E 1841-045 in the Kes 73 supernova remnant obtained with the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array. Combined with new Swift and archival XMM-Newton and Chandra observations, the phase-averaged spectrum is well characterized by a blackbody plus double power law, in agreement with previous multimission X-ray results. However, we are unable to reproduce the spectral results reported based on Suzaku observations. The pulsed fraction of the source is found to increase with photon energy. The measured rms pulsed fractions are similar to 12% and similar to 17% at similar to 20 and similar to 50 keV, respectively. We detect a new feature in the 24-35 keV band pulse profile that is uniquely double peaked. This feature may be associated with a possible absorption or emission feature in the phase-resolved spectrum. We fit the X-ray data using the recently developed electron-positron outflow model by Beloborodov for the hard X-ray emission from magnetars. This produces a satisfactory fit, allowing a constraint on the angle between the rotation and magnetic axes of the neutron star of similar to 20 degrees and on the angle between the rotation axis and line of sight of similar to 50 degrees. In this model, the soft X-ray component is inconsistent with a single blackbody; adding a second blackbody or a power-law component fits the data. The two-blackbody interpretation suggests a hot spot of temperature kT approximate to 0.9 keV occupying similar to 1% of the stellar surface.
Astrophysical Journal, 2013, Vol 779, Issue 2
ASTRONOMY; X-RAY PULSAR; SOFT GAMMA-REPEATERS; HIGH-ENERGY CHARACTERISTICS; SWIFT J1822.3-1606; NEUTRON-STARS; XMM-NEWTON; 4U 0142+61; SPIN-DOWN; KES 73; EMISSION