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Article: The gamma-ray conversion efficiency of rotation-powered pulsars

TitleThe gamma-ray conversion efficiency of rotation-powered pulsars
Authors
KeywordsGamma-rays: theory
Pulsars: general
Issue Date1998
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/MNR
Citation
Monthly Notices Of The Royal Astronomical Society, 1998, v. 294 n. 1, p. 177-181 How to Cite?
AbstractWe use a new self-consistent model to derive the conversion efficiency from rotation power to γ-ray power for pulsars (ηth). Our result indicates that ηth∝τ6/7P2, where τ and P are the characteristic age and period of the pulsar, which shows that although the efficiency increases with the characteristic age of the pulsar, it also depends on the pulsar period. We test our model results with the survey of high-energy γ-rays from pulsars by EGRET. Our model not only successfully explains the efficiency of the confirmed γ-ray pulsars but also explains why the γ-ray efficiency of millisecond pulsars is so low.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/80708
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2015 Impact Factor: 4.952
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.806
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dc.contributor.authorZhang, Len_HK
dc.contributor.authorCheng, KSen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T08:09:25Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T08:09:25Z-
dc.date.issued1998en_HK
dc.identifier.citationMonthly Notices Of The Royal Astronomical Society, 1998, v. 294 n. 1, p. 177-181en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0035-8711en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/80708-
dc.description.abstractWe use a new self-consistent model to derive the conversion efficiency from rotation power to γ-ray power for pulsars (ηth). Our result indicates that ηth∝τ6/7P2, where τ and P are the characteristic age and period of the pulsar, which shows that although the efficiency increases with the characteristic age of the pulsar, it also depends on the pulsar period. We test our model results with the survey of high-energy γ-rays from pulsars by EGRET. Our model not only successfully explains the efficiency of the confirmed γ-ray pulsars but also explains why the γ-ray efficiency of millisecond pulsars is so low.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/MNRen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Societyen_HK
dc.subjectGamma-rays: theoryen_HK
dc.subjectPulsars: generalen_HK
dc.titleThe gamma-ray conversion efficiency of rotation-powered pulsarsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailCheng, KS: hrspksc@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.volume294en_HK
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dc.identifier.spage177en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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