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Paper: X-ray Studies of Compact Sources in Plerions
Volume: 271, Neutron Stars in Supernova Remnants
Page: 165
Authors: Slane, P.
Abstract: While the Crab Pulsar and its nebula have long been viewed as the canonical example of a young NS feeding a synchrotron nebula through a pulsar-induced wind, considerable variety exists among the cousins of this well-studied system. However, recent high resolution X-ray observations have begun to reveal some of the common traits in this family, including new evidence of jets, pulsar wind termination shocks, and rapid pulsations. Here I review recent Chandra observations of several plerionic and composite supernova remnants (SNRs), and discuss the physical characteristics which are being probed on angular scales ranging from the sub-arcsecond to the several arcmin realm.
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