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Title: Instantaneous radio spectra of giant pulses from the crab pulsar from decimeter to decameter wavelengths
Authors: Popov, M.V.
Kuzmin, A.D.
Ulyanov, O.M.
Deshpande, A.A.
Ershov, A.A.
Zakharenko, V.V.
Kondratev, V.I.
Kostyuk, S.V.
Losovski, B.Ya.
Soglasnov, V.A.
Issue Date: Jul-2006
Publisher: Maik Nauka
Citation: Astronomy Reports, 2006, Vol.50, p562-568
Abstract: The results of simultaneous multifrequency observations of giant radio pulses from the Crab pulsar, PSR B0531+21, at 23, 111, and 600 MHz are presented and analyzed. Giant pulses were detected at a frequency as low as 23 MHz for the first time. Of the 45 giant pulses detected at 23 MHz, 12 were identified with counterparts observed simultaneously at 600 MHz. Of the 128 giant pulses detected at 111 MHz, 21 were identified with counterparts observed simultaneously at 600 MHz. The spectral indices for the power-law frequency dependence of the giant-pulse energies are from −3.1 to −1.6. The mean spectral index is −2.7 ± 0.1 and is the same for both frequency combinations (600–111 MHz and 600–23 MHz). The large scatter in the spectral indices of the individual pulses and the large number of unidentified giant pulses suggest that the spectra of the individual giant pulses do not actually follow a simple power law. The observed shapes of the giant pulses at all three frequencies are determined by scattering on interstellar plasma inhomogeneities. The scatter-broadening of the pulses and its frequency dependence were determined as τ sc = 20(ν/100)−3.5±0.1 ms, where frequency ν is in MHz.
Description: Restricted Access. An open-access version is available at arXiv.org (one of the alternative locations)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2289/3946
ISSN: 1063-7729
1562-6881 (Online)
Alternative Location: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/bib_query?2006ARep...50..562P
http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0606025
http://dx.doi.org/10.1134/S1063772906070067
Copyright: 2006 Springer
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