The population point of view on the evolution of TeV pulsar wind nebulae

  title={The population point of view on the evolution of TeV pulsar wind nebulae},
  author={S. Klepser and Yves A. Gallant and Michael Mayer and Kathrin Valerius},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena},
To investigate the nature and evolution of TeV pulsar wind nebulae, we examine the firmly identified PWNe in the H.E.S.S. Galactic Plane Survey, along with the few other known detections from the literature, as well as the upper limits extracted from the H.E.S.S survey. These data exhibit a correlation of TeV surface brightness with pulsar spin-down power. It appears to be caused by both an increase of TeV extension and a decrease of TeV luminosity with decreasing spin-down power. We also find… 

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