Bulletin of the Lebedev Physics Institute

, Volume 45, Issue 7, pp 218–222 | Cite as

On the Distribution of Radio Pulsars Above the Galaxy Plane

  • A. A. LoginovEmail author
  • I. F. Malov


A mechanism of pulsar accumulation over the galaxy plane, caused by deceleration in the gravitational field and stopping at a certain distance of z from the plane is proposed. For pulsars with velocities close to the average observed velocity of about 300 km/s, the consideration of kinematics of such motion estimates the age of stopped pulsars of the order of ten millions years and the average distance from the galaxy plane of about 2 kpc. The consistency in the pulsar longitude distribution at |z| = 0.45–4.5 kpc and the distribution of the formation regions of massive stars in the galaxy disk was found.


pulsars Galaxy pulsar velocities star formation regions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pushchino Radio Astronomy Observatory, Lebedev Physical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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