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Relativistic solitons and pulsars

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Abstract

A production mechanism for stable electron bunches or sheets of localized electric fields is investigated which may account for pulsar radio emission. Possible soliton phenomena in a one-dimensional relativistic plasma are analyzed, and it is suggested that the motion of a relativistic soliton, or ''relaton'', along a curved magnetic-field line may produce radio emission with the correct polarization properties. A general MHD solution is obtained for relatons, the radiation produced by a relativistic particle colliding with a soliton is evaluated, and the emission by a soliton moving along a curved field line is estimated. It is noted that due to a number of severe physical restrictions, curvature radiation is not a very likely solution to the problem of pulsar radio emission. (IAA)
Authors:
Karpman, V I; [1]  Norman, C A; ter Haar, D; Tsytovich, V N
  1. Inst. of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere, and Radio-Wave Propagation, Moscow
Publication Date:
May 01, 1975
Product Type:
Conference
Reference Number:
EDB-76-044136
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Phys. Scr.; (Sweden); Journal Volume: 11; Conference: Workshop on electrodynamics of nonequilibrium plasmas, Goteborg, Sweden, May 1974
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; PULSARS; RADIOWAVE RADIATION; SOLITONS; ELECTRIC FIELDS; ELECTRONS; EMISSION; MAGNETIC FIELD CONFIGURATIONS; ONE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; POLARIZATION; PRODUCTION MECHANISMS; RELATIVISTIC PLASMA; RELATIVISTIC RANGE; COSMIC RADIO SOURCES; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; ENERGY RANGE; FERMIONS; LEPTONS; PLASMA; QUASI PARTICLES; RADIATIONS; 640102* - Astrophysics & Cosmology- Stars & Quasi-Stellar, Radio & X-Ray Sources
OSTI ID:
7365137
Country of Origin:
Sweden
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: PHSTB; TRN: 76-013542
Submitting Site:
IAA
Size:
Pages: 271-274
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Citation Formats

Karpman, V I, Norman, C A, ter Haar, D, and Tsytovich, V N. Relativistic solitons and pulsars. Sweden: N. p., 1975. Web.
Karpman, V I, Norman, C A, ter Haar, D, & Tsytovich, V N. Relativistic solitons and pulsars. Sweden.
Karpman, V I, Norman, C A, ter Haar, D, and Tsytovich, V N. 1975. "Relativistic solitons and pulsars." Sweden.
@misc{etde_7365137,
title = {Relativistic solitons and pulsars}
author = {Karpman, V I, Norman, C A, ter Haar, D, and Tsytovich, V N}
abstractNote = {A production mechanism for stable electron bunches or sheets of localized electric fields is investigated which may account for pulsar radio emission. Possible soliton phenomena in a one-dimensional relativistic plasma are analyzed, and it is suggested that the motion of a relativistic soliton, or ''relaton'', along a curved magnetic-field line may produce radio emission with the correct polarization properties. A general MHD solution is obtained for relatons, the radiation produced by a relativistic particle colliding with a soliton is evaluated, and the emission by a soliton moving along a curved field line is estimated. It is noted that due to a number of severe physical restrictions, curvature radiation is not a very likely solution to the problem of pulsar radio emission. (IAA)}
journal = {Phys. Scr.; (Sweden)}
volume = {11}
place = {Sweden}
year = {1975}
month = {May}
}