Millisecond pulsar radiation properties

  title={Millisecond pulsar radiation properties},
  author={Donald Charles Backer},
  journal={Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy},
  • D. Backer
  • Published 1 June 1995
  • Physics
  • Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy
Two investigations of millisecond pulsar radiation are discussed: average total intensity pulse morphology and individual pulse to pulse fluctuations. The average emission profiles of millisecond pulsars are compared with those of slower pulsars in the context of polar cap models. In general the full widths of pulsar emission regions continue to widen inversely with periodP as P-(0.30-0.5) as expected for dipole polar cap models. Many pulse components are very narrow. The period scaling of… 

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