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Measuring ISM fields using Pulsars

  • Aristeidis Noutsos (a1)

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The sample of available Galactic pulsar rotation measures has proven an invaluable tool for measuring the direction and magnitude of the interstellar magnetic fields of our Galaxy. In this review, I present highlights of recent efforts to measure and map the Galactic magnetic field using pulsars. I give an overview of the analysis methods that were used by previous authors and underline the key results that have given us a clear picture of the magnetic field in certain regions of the Galaxy. This review also lays out the limitations of the present analysis methods and the observational difficulties that have so far hindered the study of the Galactic magnetic field with pulsars. Despite these difficulties, the continuous discovery of new pulsars in more and more sensitive surveys offer a continuous improvement on the existing knowledge of the Galactic magnetic field.

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