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Magneto-rotational and thermal evolution of young neutron stars

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arXiv ID: 1507.06127
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After a brief review of population synthesis of close-by cooling neutron stars, I focus on the interpretation of dichotomy of spin periods of near-by coolers. The existence of two well separated groups -- short period ($\sim$0.1-0.3 s) radio pulsars and long period ($\sim$3-10 s) radio quiet sources, aka the Magnificent seven, -- can not be easily explained in unified models developed recently (Popov et al. 2010, Gull{\'o}n et al. 2014). I speculate that the most natural solution of the problem can be in bimodal initial magnetic field distribution related to the existence of an additional mechanism of field generation in magnetars.

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