The devil is in the details: Compact structures in pulsar wind nebulae

  title={The devil is in the details: Compact structures in pulsar wind nebulae},
  author={P. Slane},
  journal={Advances in Space Research},
  • P. Slane
  • Published 2004
  • Physics
  • Advances in Space Research
  • Abstract The large-scale structure of pulsar wind nebulae (PWNe) tells us a considerable amount about their average magnetic fields, the total particle input from the pulsar winds, and the confining pressure at their outer boundaries. However, the details of the pulsar outflow, the sites of shocks and particle acceleration, the effects of instabilities in the magnetic field, and the interaction between the relativistic wind and the surrounding ejecta are contained in small-scale structures… CONTINUE READING
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