Morphology and characteristics of radio pulsars
Source: The Astronomy and Astrophysics Review, Volume 12, Number 4, December 2004 , pp. 239-271(33)
Abstract:This review describes the observational properties of radio pulsars, fast rotating neutron stars, emitting radio waves. After the introduction we give a list of milestones in pulsar research. The following chapters concentrate on pulsar morphology: the characteristic pulsar parameters such as pulse shape, pulsar spectrum, polarization and time dependence. We give information on the evolution of pulsars with frequency since this has a direct connection with the emission heights, as postulated in the radius to frequency mapping (RFM) concept. We deal successively with the properties of normal (slow) pulsars and of millisecond (fast-recycled) pulsars. The final chapters give the distribution characteristics of the presently catalogued 1300 objects.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Department of Physics, Section of Astrophysics, Astronomy & Mechanics, University of Thessaloniki, 541 24, Thessaloniki, Greece, Email: email@example.com 2: Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Auf dem Hügel 69, 53121, Bonn, Germany, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication date: 2004-12-01