We explore the structure of a dipole-type vacuum field of a slowly rotating magnetic star near the horizon of

a supermassive black hole, where the structure of field lines becomes highly distorted by effects of strong

gravity. Such a situation may occur near a neutron star in the final stages of a plunging trajectory into a galactic

center. We solve Maxwell’s equations in the Rindler approximation for the rotating conducting source of

dipolar magnetic field arbitrarily inclined with respect to the axis of rotation. For the fixed inclination anglewe

calculate the field including the radiative terms while in the general case we discuss the electromagnetic field

considering the near-field terms only. In the latter case we investigate the emergence of magnetic null points

within thevacuummagnetosphere. Null points become highly relevant in the presence of astrophysical plasma

where they are connected with processes of magnetic reconnection and mass ejection.

a supermassive black hole, where the structure of field lines becomes highly distorted by effects of strong

gravity. Such a situation may occur near a neutron star in the final stages of a plunging trajectory into a galactic

center. We solve Maxwell’s equations in the Rindler approximation for the rotating conducting source of

dipolar magnetic field arbitrarily inclined with respect to the axis of rotation. For the fixed inclination anglewe

calculate the field including the radiative terms while in the general case we discuss the electromagnetic field

considering the near-field terms only. In the latter case we investigate the emergence of magnetic null points

within thevacuummagnetosphere. Null points become highly relevant in the presence of astrophysical plasma

where they are connected with processes of magnetic reconnection and mass ejection.

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journal: | Phys. Rev. D |

volume: | 98 |

pages: | 084055 |

year: | 2018 |