The Theory of Pulsar Winds and Nebulae

@article{Kirk2009TheTO,
  title={The Theory of Pulsar Winds and Nebulae},
  author={J. Kirk and Y. Lyubarsky and J. P'etri},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics},
  year={2009},
  pages={421-450}
}
  • J. Kirk, Y. Lyubarsky, J. P'etri
  • Published 2009
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Astrophysics
  • Summary. We review current theoretical ideas on pulsar winds and their surrounding nebulae. Relativistic MHD models of the wind of the aligned rotator, and of the striped wind, together with models of magnetic dissipation are discussed. It is shown that the observational signature of this dissipation is likely to be point-like, rather than extended, and that pulsed emission may be produced. The possible pulse shapes and polarisation properties are described. Particle acceleration at the… CONTINUE READING
    The theory of pulsar winds and nebulæ
    11
    Pulsar Striped Winds
    2
    Superluminal waves in pulsar winds
    15
    Waves in pulsar winds
    4
    Electron Acceleration at Pulsar Wind Termination Shocks
    3
    A corrugated termination shock in pulsar wind nebulae
    3
    Positrons from pulsar winds
    50