Theory of pulsar magnetosphere and wind

  title={Theory of pulsar magnetosphere and wind},
  author={J. P'etri},
  journal={Journal of Plasma Physics},
  • J. P'etri
  • Published 17 August 2016
  • Physics
  • Journal of Plasma Physics
Neutron stars are fascinating astrophysical objects immersed in strong gravitational and electromagnetic fields, at the edge of our current theories. These stars manifest themselves mostly as pulsars, emitting a timely very stable and regular electromagnetic signal. Even though discovered almost fifty years ago, they still remain mysterious compact stellar objects. In this review, we summarize the most fundamental theoretical aspects of neutron star magnetospheres and winds. The main competing… 
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