We discuss the observational properties of pulsar wind nebulae (PWNe) linking them to the injected (at the termination shock) electron spectral energy distribution and parameters of pulsar magnetospheres. In particular, we (1) present spatially-resolved Chandra ACIS spectral maps of twelve PWNe and measure the slopes of the uncooled PWN spectra just downstream of the termination shock obtained from these maps, (2) consider the connections between PWN morphologies and predictions of the magnetospheric emission models and (3) discuss the limits on the maximum energies of particles in PWNe from X-ray and γ-ray observations.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|State||Published - Dec 12 2017|
|Event||11th International Conference Physics of Neutron Stars 2017 - St. Petersburg, Russian Federation|
Duration: Jul 10 2017 → Jul 14 2017
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)