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}
}
  • M. Sznajder, U. Geppert
  • 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

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