volume 13, issue S337, P426-427 2017
DOI: 10.1017/s1743921317009255
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Geoff Wright, Patrick Weltevrede

Abstract: AbstractIn 1975 the carousel model was proposed by Ruderman & Sutherland to explain the beautiful phenomenon of drifting subpulses. However the simultaneous appearance of subpulse bands which drift in opposing directions - a feature now found in two pulsars - is difficult to reconcile with this model, both geometrically and physically. Here we propose a geometric resolution of this problem which also may shed light on a range of previously baffling phenomena. The model places significant constraints on the…

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