Pulsar striped winds

@article{Mochol2017PulsarSW,
  title={Pulsar striped winds},
  author={Iwona Mochol},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena},
  year={2017}
}
  • Iwona Mochol
  • Published 2017
  • Physics
  • arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena
According to magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) models, the rotational energy of a rapidly spinning neutron star is carried away by a relativistic wind and deposited at a large distance, in the nebula, downstream of the wind termination shock. The energy transport in the outflow is mediated by Poynting flux, but it is not clear how the energy stored in the fields is transferred into the energized population of emitting particles. The most plausible dissipation mechanisms are thought to be related to the… Expand
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