Synchrotron nebulae created by anisotropic magnetized pulsar winds

  title={Synchrotron nebulae created by anisotropic magnetized pulsar winds},
  author={S. Komissarov and Y. Lyubarsky},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
In this paper, we give a detailed description of the first attempt to study the properties of the flow produced by a magnetized pulsar wind within a plerionic nebula via fully relativistic magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) simulations. Following the current theoretical models of pulsar winds, we assume that in the equatorial direction the magnetization of the wind drops to zero but its energy flux reaches a maximum. The results of our 2D axisymmetric simulations reveal complex dynamics of the post… Expand
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