Articles written in Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy
Volume 13 Issue 1 March 1992 pp 53-59
We have attempted to devise a scheme by which it may be possible to identify pulsars which are likely to be γ-ray pulsars. We apply this test to a representative population of pulsars and identify the likely candidates for γ emission. We also discuss some individual cases including the Crab and Vela pulsars.
Volume 13 Issue 4 December 1992 pp 287-291
There are indications now that globular clusters contain a large number of low magnetic field millisecond pulsars. Since millisecond pulsars are expected to emit γ-rays due to curvature radiation, it is likely that globular clusters will themselves be sources of γ-rays bright enough to be detectable by present day instruments. Using the expression derived by Scharlemann, Arons & Fawley (1978) of the energy acquired by the electrons moving along the open magnetic field lines of the pulsars we have calculated the likely luminosity of γ-rays from globular clusters. We discuss our results in the light of the calculations reported in the literature based on some of the other models.
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