# Heating of the Real Polar Cap of Radio Pulsars

@article{Sznajder2020HeatingOT,
title={Heating of the Real Polar Cap of Radio Pulsars},
author={M. Sznajder and U. Geppert},
journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
year={2020}
}
• Published 2020
• Physics
• Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
• The heating of the real polar cap surface of radio pulsars by the bombardment of ultra-relativistic charges is studied. The real polar cap is a significantly smaller area within or close by the conventional polar cap which is encircled by the last open field lines of the dipolar field $\vec{B}_d$. It is surrounded by those field lines of the small scale local surface field $\vec{B}_s$ that join the last open field lines of $\vec{B}_d$ in a height of $\sim 10^5$ cm above the cap. As the ratio of… CONTINUE READING