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Does PSR J0631 Power a Pulsar Wind Nebula?

  • David Carreto FidalgoEmail author
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Abstract

Pulsar wind nebulae (pwne)  constitute the most numerous TeV gamma-ray sources in our galaxy. Most of the 19 firmly identified pulsar wind nebulae to date were spotted in the h.e.s.s. Galactic Plane Survey (hgps, [1]) from the Southern Hemisphere, but also magic and veritas contributed to this population with the discoveries of 3c 58 and ct1 towards the outer part of the Milky Way [2, 3]. TeV pulsar wind nebulae are usually located close to a Galactic spiral arm structure, where the dense environment provides a natural birth place for pulsars. In particular, the Scutum-Centaurus arm near the Galactic center hosts almost half of the current TeV pwne population [4]. To increase the population with members situated in the outer part of our galaxy, magic selected and observed 6 young and energetic gamma-ray pulsars that could potentially power TeV pulsar wind nebulae [5].

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of PhysicsComplutense University of MadridMadridSpain

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