The termination shock in a striped pulsar wind

  title={The termination shock in a striped pulsar wind},
The origin of radio emission from plerions is considered. Recent observations suggest that radio emitting electrons are presently accelerated rather than having been injected at early stages of the plerion evolution. The observed flat spectra without a low frequency cutoff imply an acceleration mechanism that raises the average particle energy by few orders of magnitude but leaves most of the particles at the energy less than about few hundred MeV. It is suggested that annihilation of the… 
The Termination Shock in a Striped Pulsar Wind
Abstract I present observational and theoretical evidence that most of the pulsar spin-down energy is transferred away as a striped pulsar wind and that this energy is released by annihilation of the