Coherent Radio Emission from Pulsars

D. Mitra1*, G. Melikidze2,3 and J. Gil2
1National Center for Radio Astrophysics, Pune 411007, India
2Kepler Institute of Astronomy, University of Zielona Gora, Lubuska 2, 65-265 Zielona Góra, Poland
3Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory, Ilia State University, 3-5 Cholokashvili Ave., Tbilisi, 0160, Georgia

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We review a physical model where the high brightness temperature of 1025 − 1030 K observed in pulsar radio emission is explained by coherent curvature radiation excited in the relativistic electron-positron plasma in the pulsar magnetosphere.

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Keywords : radiation mechanisms: non-thermal, plasmas