The Deutsch field gammaray pulsar  I. The model basics
Abstract
A new model for the highenergy emission from pulsars is developed by considering charged particle motion in the fields of a spinning, highly magnetized and conducting sphere in vacuum. A generally applicable approximation to the particle motion in strong fields is developed and applied to the numerical modelling, and the radiation emitted by curvature emission is summed to generate light curves. The model predicts many of the observed features of pulsar light curves. This paper outlines the basic properties of the model; a subsequent paper will discuss the statistical properties of a population of model pulsars and apply the model to the known gammaray pulsars.
 Publication:

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
 Pub Date:
 December 1997
 DOI:
 10.1093/mnras/292.4.934
 arXiv:
 arXiv:astroph/9601157
 Bibcode:
 1997MNRAS.292..934H
 Keywords:

 Pulsars;
 Particle Acceleration;
 Compton Effect;
 Photons;
 Synchrotron Radiation;
 Astrophysics;
 ACCELERATION OF PARTICLES;
 PULSARS: GENERAL;
 GAMMARAYS: THEORY;
 Astrophysics
 EPrint:
 11 pages LaTex, 10 postscript figures included with psfig. The paper can also be found at ftp://astro.queensu.ca/pub/mark/preprints/paper1.ps.Z as a compressed postscript file. Submitted to MNRAS