Energetic Properties of Magnetized Neutron Stars in General Relativity

I will discuss various observational properties and energetics of oscillating and rotating magnetized neutron stars.  A qualitative model for the explanation of the phenomenology of intermittent pulsars in terms of stellar oscillations that are periodically excited by star glitches has been proposed. The conditions for radio emission in rotating and oscillating magnetars, by focusing on the main physical processes determining when the magnetars may be radio-loud or radio-quiet will be discussed. I will also discuss the subpulse drift phenomena adopting the space-charge limited flow (SCLF) model and comparing the plasma drift velocity in the inner region of pulsar magnetospheres with the observed velocity of drifting subpulses. It is  shown that the subpulse drift velocities would correspond to the drift of the plasma located very close or above the pair formation front. Moreover, a detailed analysis of PSR B0826-34 and PSR B0818-41 reveals that the variation of the subpulse separation with the pulse longitude can be successfully explained by the dependence of the plasma drift velocity on the angular coordinates.