Proc. IAU volume 13, issue S337, P88-91 2017 DOI: 10.1017/s1743921317007256 View full text
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Patrick Weltevrede

Abstract: AbstractA radio polarization study of gamma-ray-detected pulsars reveals a surprising tendency for the magnetic and rotation axes to be relatively aligned. This provides tension with gamma-ray models, which disfavour such alignment. The lack of correlation between these findings and those derived from the gamma-ray light curves suggests problems in the models. To make the data consistent with a random orientation of the magnetic field the emission regions could be assumed to extend outside what is traditionall…

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