The Galactic population and properties of young, highly energetic pulsars

  title={The Galactic population and properties of young, highly energetic pulsars},
  author={Simon Johnston and D. A. Smith and Aris Karastergiou and Michael Kramer},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
The population of young, non-recycled pulsars with spin down energies Edot >10^35 erg/s is sampled predominantly at gamma-ray and radio wavelengths. A total of 137 such pulsars are known, with partial overlap between the sources detectable in radio and gamma-rays. We use a very small set of assumptions in an attempt to test whether the observed pulsar sample can be explained by a single underlying population of neutron stars. For radio emission we assume a canonical conal beam with a fixed… 

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