# Generation of the electrostatic field in the pulsar magnetosphere plasma

Kahniashvili, Tina and Machebeli, George and Nanobashvili, Irakli (1997) Generation of the electrostatic field in the pulsar magnetosphere plasma. Plasma Physics, 4. pp. 1132-1135.

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The behaviour of a relativistic electron-positron plasma in the pulsar magnetosphere is investigated. The equation of the motion of the magnetospheric plasma is discussed, from which it follows that, if the plasma particle radial velocity ${V_r}>{c/{\sqrt 2}}$ (where c is the speed of light), the centrifugal acceleration changes its sign and the particle braking begins. The stability of the magnetospheric plasma with respect to the radially oriented potential perturbations is discussed and the possibility of the electrostatic field generation in this plasma along the pulsar magnetic field lines is shown.