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Paper: Pulsar Physics at Low Frequencies
Volume: 345, From Clark Lake to the Long Wavelength Array: Bill Erickson's Radio Science
Page: 499
Authors: Eilek, J.A.; Hankins, T.H.; Jessner, A.
Abstract: Recent work has made it clear that the “standard model” of pulsar radio emission cannot be the full answer. Some fundamental assumptions about the magnetic field and plasma flow in the radio-loud region have been called into question by recent observational and theoretical work, but the solutions to the problems posed are far from clear. It is time to formulate and carry out new observational campaigns designed to address these problems; sensitive low-frequency observations will an important part of such a campaign. Because pulsars are strong at low frequencies, we believe there will be a good number of candidates even for high-time-resolution single pulse work, as well as mean profile and integrated spectrum measurements. Such data can push the envelope of current models, test competing theories of the radio loud region, and possibly provide direct measures of the state of the emitting plasma.
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