Inferring Initial Spin Periods for Neutron Stars in Composite Remnants

  • E. VAN DER S WALUW
  • Published 2008

Abstract

We propose a method to infer the initial spin period of pulsars residing in composite supernova remnants. Such a remnant consists of both a plerionic and a shell type component, corresponding respectively to the pulsar wind nebula driven by the spindown luminosity of the central pulsar, and the blastwave bounding the supernova remnant. Theoretical… (More)

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