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Future Gamma-ray and TeV Observatories for Pulsar Searches

Abstract : GeV measurements of pulsar light curves versus energy provide information on beam geometry, and spectral cut-offs give insights into the particle acceleration region(s) around the neutron star. The two together can help build a better picture of neutron star populations in the galaxy. We are on the verge of instrumental break-through that promise to increase the sample of measured objects by ~10. This talk describes instruments for multi-GeV pulsations for the next few years. We'll cover developments of ground-based atmospheric Cherenkov detectors, review AGILE's prospects, and then focus on the LAT (Large Area Telescope) on GLAST, including sensitivity estimations. Accurate radio ephemeredes can greatly enhance the gamma-ray pulsar science, and we will describe efforts to build a large ephemeredes database.
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D. A. Smith. Future Gamma-ray and TeV Observatories for Pulsar Searches. 26th meeting of the IAU, Aug 2006, Prague, Czech Republic. pp.62. ⟨in2p3-00411229⟩

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