Pulsar Radio Emission Altitude from Curvature Radiation

  • R. T. Gangadhara
  • Published 2004


We assume that the relativistic sources moving along the dipolar magnetic field lines emit curvature radiation. The beamed emission occurs in the direction of tangents to the field lines, and to receive it, the sight line must align with the tangent within the beaming angle 1/γ, where γ is the particle Lorentz factor. By solving the viewing geometry in an… (More)


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