Department of Physics, University of Crete, and Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser
71003 Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Abstract The magnetic constriction of electronic orbits in strong magnetic fields (SMF) drastically modifies the properties of electronic matter, while SMF will even modify the properties of electromagnetic radiation in vacuum through such processes as polarization, pair creation, and photon splitting. We review the bulk properties of matter in SMF with emphasis on radiative opacities and transport in external magnetic fields appropriate for application to pulsars and magnetars. SMF changes in atomic matter and condensed matter at the surface layers of neutron stars are also touched upon.
Keywords: stars:neutron - stars:pulsars - stars:magnetic fields
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