The Coughing Pulsar Magnetosphere

  title={The Coughing Pulsar Magnetosphere},
  author={Ioannis Contopoulos},
  • Ioannis Contopoulos
  • Published 2005
Polar magnetospheric gaps consume a fraction of the electri c potential that develops accross open field lines. This effect modifies significantly the structure of the axisymmetric pulsar magnetosphere. We present numerical steady-state solutions for various values of the gap potential. We show th at a charge starved magnetosphere contains significantly le ss e ctric current than one with freely available electric charges. As a result, electromagnetic neutron star braking becomes ine fficient… CONTINUE READING
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