A search for pulse-to-pulse variability of the crab pulsar

Brian L. Patt*, Melville P Ulmer, William Zhang, James M. Cordes, Z. Arzoumanian

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Abstract

We report the analysis of 1 hour's worth of RXTE data in which it was possible to detect individual pulses from the Crab pulsar. These data demonstrate that the Crab pulsar X-ray pulses are steady at the level of 7%, and we suggest that the emitting region is likely to come from a region where the magnetic field is " stiff.".

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)440-443
Number of pages4
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Volume522
Issue number1 PART 1
StatePublished - Sep 1 1999

Keywords

  • Plasmas
  • Pulsars: individual (Crab)
  • Stars: magnetic fields
  • Stars: neutron

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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