Pulsar-Wind Nebulae: Recent Progress in Observations and Theory

Oleg Kargaltsev, Benoît Cerutti, Yuri Lyubarsky, Edoardo Striani

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Abstract

In this review we describe recent observational and theoretical developments in our understanding of pulsar winds and pulsar-wind nebulae (PWNe). We put special emphasis on the results from observations of well-characterized PWNe of various types (e.g., torus-jet and bowshock-tail), the most recent MHD modeling efforts, and the status of the flaring Crab PWN puzzle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-439
Number of pages49
JournalSpace Science Reviews
Volume191
Issue number1-4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2015

Keywords

  • Acceleration of particles
  • ISM: jets and outflows
  • MHD
  • Pulsars: general
  • Radiation mechanisms: non-thermal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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