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The complex polarization angles of radio pulsars: orthogonal jumps and interstellar scattering

Abstract:

Despite some success in explaining the observed polarization angle swing of radio pulsars within the geometric rotating vector model, many deviations from the expected S-like swing are observed. In this Letter, we provide a simple and credible explanation of these variations based on a combination of the rotating vector model, intrinsic orthogonally polarized propagation modes within the pulsar magnetosphere and the effects of interstellar scattering. We use simulations to explore the range o...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Astrophysics
Journal:
MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY
Volume:
392
Issue:
1
Pages:
L60-L64
Publication date:
2009-01-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1745-3933
ISSN:
0035-8711
URN:
uuid:372e68dc-f907-40d6-a859-13e8a944f8c8
Source identifiers:
156898
Local pid:
pubs:156898
Language:
English
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