Fast magnetosonic waves in pulsar winds

  title={Fast magnetosonic waves in pulsar winds},
  author={Yu. E. Lyubarsky},
Fast magnetosonic waves in a magnetically-dominated plasma are investigated. In the pulsar wind, these waves may transport a significant fraction of the energy flux. It is shown that the nonlinear steepening and subsequent formation of multiple shocks is a viable mechanism for the wave dissipation in the pulsar wind. The wave dissipation both in the free pulsar wind and beyond the wind termination shock is considered. 

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