Giant Radio Pulses from a Millisecond Pulsar

  title={Giant Radio Pulses from a Millisecond Pulsar},
  author={Ismael Cognard and J. A. Shrauner and J. H. Taylor and Stephen Erik Thorsett},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
  pages={L81 - L84}
We have observed 1.7 × 106 individual pulses from the millisecond pulsar PSR B1937+21. About one pulse in 10,000 has more than 20 times the mean “pulse-on” flux density, and individual pulses as large as 300 times the average were observed. Comparable behavior has previously been observed only for the Crab pulsar. Giant pulses from PSR B1937+21 are seen in both the main pulse and interpulse components, and their amplitude distribution has roughly a power-law shape. Strong pulses differ greatly… 

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