MeV Pulsars: Modeling Spectra and Polarization

  title={MeV Pulsars: Modeling Spectra and Polarization},
  author={Alice K. Harding and Constantinos Kalapotharakos},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena},
A sub-population of energetic rotation-powered pulsars show high fluxes of pulsed non-thermal hard X-ray emission. While this MeV pulsar population includes some radio-loud pulsars like the Crab, a significant number have no detected radio or GeV emission, a mystery since gamma- ray emission is a common characteristic of pulsars with high spin-down power. Their steeply rising hard X-ray spectral energy distributions (SEDs) suggest peaks at 0.1 - 1 MeV but they have not been detected above 200… 

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