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2013ApJ...772...29K - Astrophys. J., 772, 29 (2013/July-3)

Do radio magnetars PSR J1550-5418 and J1622-4950 have gigahertz-peaked spectra?


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We study the radio spectra of two magnetars, PSR J1550-5418 and J1622-4950. We argue that they are good candidates for pulsars with gigahertz-peaked spectra (GPS), as their observed flux density decreases at frequencies below 7 GHz. We suggest that this behavior is due to the influence of the pulsars' environments on radio waves. Both of the magnetars are associated with supernova remnants and thus are surrounded by hot, ionized gas, which can be responsible for the free-free absorption of radio waves. We conclude that the GPS feature of both magnetars and typical pulsars are formed by similar processes in the surrounding media rather than by different radio-emission mechanisms. Thus, the radio magnetars PSR J1550-5418 and J1622-4950 can be included in the class of GPS pulsars.

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Journal keyword(s): ISM: general - pulsars: general - pulsars: individual (J1550-5418, J1622-4950) - stars: winds, outflows

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