ar X iv : a st ro - p h / 02 07 63 8 v 1 2 9 Ju l 2 00 2 Pair Creation in the Pulsar Magnetosphere

Abstract

We present numerical simulations of the electron-positron plasma creation process in a simple neutron star magnetosphere. We have developed a set of cascade 'kernels', which represent the endpoint of the pair cascades resulting from monoenergetic photon seeds. We explore two popular models by convolving these kernels with the seed photon distributions… (More)

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@inproceedings{Arendt2002arXI, title={ar X iv : a st ro - p h / 02 07 63 8 v 1 2 9 Ju l 2 00 2 Pair Creation in the Pulsar Magnetosphere}, author={Paul N. Arendt and Jr. and Jean A. Eilek}, year={2002} }