Instability of the pulsar surface in strong constant fields and generation of additional components due to combination scattering
V. M. Kontorovich
Institute of Radio Astronomy of the National Academy of Sciences of UkraineKharkiv 61002, Ukraine
Received February 26, 2021, published online May 26, 2021
Periodic structures on polar caps, arising due to instability of the pulsar surface in a strong magnetic field, can be responsible both for the appearance of additional components in pulsar radiation, and the formation of sickleshaped hot spots arising as a possible result of Mandelstam–Raman scattering of the reflected radiation by returned positrons.
Key words: pulsars, Mandelstam–Raman scattering, Wood’s anomalies, sickle shape structures.