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  The Sigma Problem of the Crab Pulsar Wind

Kirk, J., & Skjaeraasen, O. (2004). The Sigma Problem of the Crab Pulsar Wind. In E. b. F. Camilo, & B. M. Gaensler (Eds.), Young Neutron Stars and Their Environments (pp. 171-174). San Francisco, Calif.: Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

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Kirk, John1, Author              
Skjaeraasen, O.1, Author              
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1Division Prof. Dr. Werner Hofmann, MPI for Nuclear Physics, Max Planck Society, ou_904550              

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 Abstract: The conversion of the Crab pulsar wind from one dominated by Poynting flux close to the star to one dominated by particle-borne energy at the termination shock is considered. The idea put forth by Coroniti (1990) and criticized by Lyubarsky and Kirk (2001) that reconnection in a striped wind is responsible, is generalized to include faster prescriptions for the a priori unknown dissipation rate. Strong acceleration of the wind is confirmed, and the higher dissipation rates imply complete conversion of Poynting flux into particle-borne flux within the unshocked wind.

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Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2004
 Publication Status: Published in print
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 Identifiers: eDoc: 250531
URI: arXiv:astro-ph/0309573)
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Title: proceedings of the 218th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union held during the IAU General Assembly XXV Sydney, Australia 14 - 17 July 2003
Place of Event: Sydney, Australia
Start-/End Date: 2003-07-14 - 2003-07-17

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Title: Young Neutron Stars and Their Environments
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Publ. Info: San Francisco, Calif. : Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Pages: XVII, 465 S. : graph. Darst. Volume / Issue: - Sequence Number: - Start / End Page: 171 - 174 Identifier: -

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