The Thousand-Pulsar-Array programme on MeerKAT -- V. Scattering analysis of single-component pulsars

@inproceedings{Oswald2021TheTP,
  title={The Thousand-Pulsar-Array programme on MeerKAT -- V. Scattering analysis of single-component pulsars},
  author={L. S. Oswald and A. Karastergiou and B. Posselt and S. Johnston and M. Bailes and S. Buchner and M. Geyer and M. Keith and M. Kramer and A. Parthasarathy and D. Reardon and M. Serylak and R. M. Shannon and R. Spiewak and W. V. Straten and V. Krishnan},
  year={2021}
}
We have measured the scattering timescale, τ, and the scattering spectral index, α, for 84 single-component pulsars. Observations were carried out with the MeerKAT telescope as part of the Thousand-Pulsar-Array programme in the MeerTime project at frequencies between 0.895 and 1.670 GHz. Our results give a distribution of values for α (defined in terms of τ and frequency ν as τ ∝ ν−α) for which, upon fitting a Gaussian, we obtain a mean and standard deviation of 〈α〉 = 4.0 ± 0.6. This is due to… Expand

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