• The Work Function Associated with Ultra-relativistic Electron Emission from Strongly Magnetized Neutron Star Surface

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      Work function; magnetar; Landau levels; cold emission; pulsar emission.

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      Following an extremely interesting idea (Schieber 1984), published long ago, the work function associated with the emission of ultra-relativistic electrons from magnetically deformed metallic crystal (mainly iron) at the outer crust of a magnetar is obtained using relativistic version of Thomas–Fermi type model for electron distribution around the nuclei in this region. In the present scenario, surprisingly, the work function becomes anisotropic; the longitudinal part is an increasing function of magnetic field strength, whereas the transverse part diverges.

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      Arpita Ghosh1 Somenath Chakrabarty1

      1. Department of Physics, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan 731 235, India.
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