A compact pulsar wind nebula model of the γ-ray loud binary LS I + 61 ◦ 303

@inproceedings{Zdziarski2008ACP,
  title={A compact pulsar wind nebula model of the γ-ray loud binary LS I + 61 ◦ 303},
  author={Andrzej A. Zdziarski and Andrii Neronov and Masha Chernyakova},
  year={2008}
}
We study a model of of the binary system LS I +61303 in which its radio to TeV emission is due to interaction of a relativistic wind from a young pulsar with the wind from its companion Be star. We find the detailed structure of the stellar wind is c rucial for explaining the properties of the system. The fast polar wind is clumpy, as typical f or radiatively-driven winds. The clumpiness causes the two winds to mix rather than forming a b ow shock spatially separating them. The relativistic… CONTINUE READING