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29th of September 2016
Pulsars: gamma-ray detected or not ?
by Simon Johnston (CASS)
Rookyard et al. have explored why some high energy pulsars emit gamma-rays while others do not. The figure shows the spin-down energy of a radio pulsar versus the width of the pulse profile. The solid points are those detected in gamma-rays, whereas the open points are not gamma-ray emitters. The authors conclude that the geometry of the pulsar is the key to whether or not we see gamma-ray emission (see figure)

The paper has been accepted by MNRAS.

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