The mode-switching pulsar PSR B0943+10 has been extensively studied in the radio band for many years and, more recently, it has been found to vary also in X-rays, with a flux anticorrelated with the radio emission. Here we review the results of long observations of PSR B0943+10 carried out with XMM-Newton and the LOFAR, LWA and Arecibo radio telescopes in 2014. These results support a scenario in which both unpulsed non-thermal emission, likely of magnetospheric origin, and pulsed thermal emission from a small polar cap (∼1500 m2) with a strong non-dipolar magnetic field (∼ 1014 G), are present during both radio modes and vary in intensity in a correlated way.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012009
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Early online date12 Dec 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event11th International Conference Physics of Neutron Stars 2017 - St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 10 Jul 201714 Jul 2017


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