Dissipative pulsar magnetospheres

Andrei Gruzinov

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    A dissipative axisymmetric pulsar magnetosphere is calculated by a direct numerical simulation of the strong-field electrodynamics equations. The magnetic separatrix disappears; it is replaced by a region of enhanced dissipation. With a better numerical scheme, one should be able to calculate the bolometric light curves for a given conductivity.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number002
    JournalJournal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
    Issue number11
    StatePublished - 2008


    • Magnetic fields
    • Neutron stars

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Astronomy and Astrophysics


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