The radio-loud magnetar PSR J1622-4950

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • External authors:
  • L. Levin
  • M. Bailes
  • S. D. Bates
  • N. D R Bhat
  • M. Burgay
  • S. Burke-Spolaor
  • N. D'Amico
  • S. Johnston
  • M. Kramer
  • S. Milia
  • A. Possenti
  • N. Rea
  • B. Stappers
  • W. Van Straten


The High Time Resolution Universe survey for pulsars and fast transients has yielded the discovery of a slow radio pulsar, PSR J1622-4950, that despite its high dispersion measure exhibited a highly variable flux density and integrated pulse profile. The pulsar shares many properties with the two previously known magnetars that emit radio pulsations, including a similarly high inferred magnetic field strength. In contrast to other magnetars, PSR J1622-4950 shows no observed variations in X-ray emission. © 2011 American Institute of Physics.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings|AIP Conf. Proc.
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventRadio Pulsars: An Astrophysical Key to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe - Chia (Sardinia)
Event duration: 1 Jul 2011 → …

Publication series

NameAmerican Institute of Physics Conference Series


ConferenceRadio Pulsars: An Astrophysical Key to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe
CityChia (Sardinia)
Period1/07/11 → …