Linear-drifting sub-pulse sources in radio pulsars

Дата и время публикации : 2013-11-20T11:16:28Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
P. B. Jones

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Первичная категория: astro-ph.HE

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Краткий обзор статьи: Analysis of plasma acceleration in pulsars with positive corotational charge density has shown that any element of area on the polar cap is bi-stable: it can be in phases either of pure proton emission or of mixed ions and protons (the ion phase). Ion-phase zones are concentrated near the edge of the polar cap, and are a physical basis for the coherent radio emission observed as components within the mean pulse profile. The state of the polar cap is generally chaotic, but organized linear motion of ion zones in a peripheral band is possible and is the likely source of sub-pulse drift. It is shown that several patterns of limited movement are possible and can account for the varied phenomena observed including mirror and bi-directional drifting.

Category: Physics