Proc. IAU volume 13, issue S337, P380-381 2017 DOI: 10.1017/s174392131700922x View full text
Mitchell B. Mickaliger, Ben W. Stappers, Cees G. Bassa, Aldus G. Fletcher

Abstract: AbstractThe Crab pulsar was first detected soon after the discovery of pulsars, and has long been studied for its unique traits. One of these traits, giant pulses that can be upwards of 1000 times brighter than the average pulse, was key to the Crab’s initial detection. Giant pulses are only seen in a few pulsars, and their energy distributions distinguish them from normal pulsed emission. There have been many studies over a period of decades to measure the power-law slope of these energy distributions, which …

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