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Publication details for Prof Sir Arnold Wolfendale

Erlykin, AD, Mikhailov, AA & Wolfendale, AW (2002). Ultra high energy cosmic rays and pulsars. Journal Of Physics G-nuclear And Particle Physics 28(8): 2225-2233.
  • Publication type: Journal Article
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0954-3899

Author(s) from Durham


An analysis is made of possible near-coincidences of the arrival
directions of ultra high energy cosmic rays, namely those above about
10(19) eV, and pulsars within 3 kpc of the Sun, the pulsar data having
come from Taylor et al (1993 Astrophys. J. Suppl. 88 529). In the
experiment of Mikhailov and Nikiforova (2001 Proc. 27th Int. Cosmic Ray
Conf. (Hamburg) vol 1 p 417) there are interesting near-coincidences,
specifically with pulsars having very high electric potential
differences near the pulsar surface, and in the important world survey
for energies above 4 x 10(19) eV (Nagano M and Watson A A 2000 Rev.
Med. Phys. 72 689), there is an intriguing excess, above chance, for
spun-up pulsars.