PWN Studies Around High Spin-Down Power Fermi-LAT Pulsars

  • Alba Fernández BarralEmail author
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As shown in Chap. 7, pulsars are highly magnetized rotating neutron stars born in SN explosions which are constantly releasing their rotational energy in the form of relativistic Poynting and particle flux, the so-called pulsar wind. This wind interacts with the ISM, giving rise to a termination shock in which particles are accelerated. When flowing out, the relativistic particles can in turn interact with the surrounding medium generating a magnetized bubble known as PWN. For the first thousand years, this nebula is mainly synchrotron dominated and detected between radio and X-rays.


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  1. 1.CTAO gGmbH (Headquarters)HeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.CTAO gGmbH (Local Office)BolognaItaly

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