Particle acceleration in explosive relativistic reconnection events and Crab Nebula gamma-ray flares

17 May 2018 Lyutikov Maxim Purdue Komissarov Serguei Leeds Sironi Lorenzo Columbia Porth Oliver Goethe-Universitat

We develop a model of gamma-ray flares of the Crab Nebula resulting from the magnetic reconnection events in highly-magnetized relativistic plasma. We first discuss physical parameters of the Crab nebula and review the theory of pulsar winds and termination shocks... (read more)

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  • HIGH ENERGY ASTROPHYSICAL PHENOMENA
  • PLASMA PHYSICS