Pulsar lo Effect?

  • D. H. Douglas-Hamilton


Burbidge and Strittmatter1 have suggested that a small orbiting companion of a neutron star might trigger pulses of radio emission, in a way analogous to the lo effect in Jupiter. They propose a satellite of mass m < 1027 g, to avoid difficulties with gravitational radiation, orbiting at a distance R = 108 cm to give a period of the order observed in pulsars.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. H. Douglas-Hamilton
    • 1
  1. 1.Harvard College ObservatoryCambridgeUSA

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