Proton acceleration in pulsar magnetospheres

@article{Gupin2019ProtonAI,
  title={Proton acceleration in pulsar magnetospheres},
  author={Claire Gu{\'e}pin and Ben{\^o}ıt Cerutti and Kumiko Kotera},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena},
  year={2019}
}
Pulsars have been identified as good candidates for the acceleration of cosmic rays, up to ultra-high energies. However, a precise description of the acceleration processes at play is still to be established. Using 2D particle-in-cell simulations, we study proton acceleration in axisymmetric pulsar magnetospheres. Protons and electrons are extracted from the neutron star surface by the strong electric field induced by the rotation of the star, and electrons and positrons are produced in the… Expand
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