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Observational consequences of the Partially Screened Gap

  title={Observational consequences of the Partially Screened Gap},
  author={Andrzej Szary and George I. Melikidze and Janusz A. Gil},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena},
Observations of the thermal X-ray emission from old radio pulsars implicate that the size of hot spots is much smaller then the size of the polar cap that follows from the purely dipolar geometry of pulsar magnetic field. Plausible explanation of this phenomena is an assumption that the magnetic field at the stellar surface differs essentially from the purely dipolar field. Using the conservation of the magnetic flux through the area bounded by open magnetic field lines we can estimate the… 
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