We report on the hard X-ray burst and the first ~100 days of NICER monitoring of the soft X-ray temporal and spectral evolution of the newly discovered magnetar Swift J1818.0−1607. The burst properties are typical of magnetars with a duration of T 90 = 10 ± 4 ms and a temperature of kT = 8.4 ± 0.7 keV. The 2–8 keV pulse shows a broad, single-peak profile with a pulse fraction increasing with time from 30% to 43%.
|Journal||Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|