I get the sneaking suspicion that if a “pulsar” is a post nova ‘remnant’ of ‘stellar evolution’ (supposedly found near supernova remnants with some regularity) that perhaps this phase of stellar evolution is not the “death of a star” but simply a phase of its function. Perhaps, in this case, the star is induced to carry a larger current density than it’s prior relatively ‘normal’ stellar state.
Instead, it may be that, the occasions of pulsars being found near other supernova remnants might be indicative of one star in a local cluster bearing the brunt of the increased electrical stress. That would point to one star in said local region functioning as a local ‘charged capacitor’ for higher current density which then discharges to the rest of the group after undergoing a current ramp. The ‘pulsar-phase’, or relaxation oscillator condition, would be sustained for the duration of the increased electrical stress (mistakenly interpreted as accretion oriented gravitational “spin up”) until the energy is diffused throughout the rest of the ‘system’ (“spin down”).
The gravity only model portraying a connection between bodies misinterprets the ‘discharge channel’ or ‘path’ of the electric current between such bodies as “accretion.” Interestingly, there exists evidence of a preponderance of millisecond pulsars in globular clusters where stars are more densely packed.
When the electrical stress is large enough to induce fissioning into binary systems to spread the work the preponderance of capacitive discharging would probably exist between ‘parent’ and ‘sibling.’ Yet, no “product” in the “system” is an island unto itself. The binary system, by way of ‘pulsed excitation’ through the plasma medium, would then have a larger radius of affect for the members of the local cluster inducing perhaps a further cascade of “step down” supernova events for other members of said cluster. That the cluster functions as a co-rotating resonant group; the group itself could then exert electrostatic influences beyond said local cluster. I think it relevant to consider the ‘members’ and the resonant group along these lines:
Many millisecond pulsars are found in globular clusters. This is consistent with the spin-up theory of their formation, as the extremely high stellar density of these clusters implies a much higher likelihood of a pulsar having (or capturing) a giant companion star. Currently there are approximately 130 millisecond pulsars known in globular clusters. The globular cluster Terzan 5 alone contains 33 of these, followed by 47 Tucanae with 22 and M28 and M15 with 8 pulsars each. – Wackapedia
Could the presence of so many pulsars in globular clusters indicate an ‘electrical backbone’ of higher current density for such resonant formations?
Not only would the ‘’transmission line’ property of ‘reflection’ as incorporated by Peratt, Dollard, Steinmetz et al be appropriate in this regard but the magneto-dielectric properties of electrostatic interactions would also have an influence.
Mathew Loomis (sp?):
What Lumis did is he chose two mountain tops six miles apart and flew two kites up into the atmosphere. Roughly about a thousand feet up. As you can see in the diagram he hooked the telegraph key to one, and a sensitive galvanometer to the other. And sure enough when the key was hit on the other end; the galvanometer moved on the other end and Morse code transmission was possible. Dollard
Strong supportive evidence of the electric influence of pulsars was announced in Feburary of 2005 via ATNF News:
Although there is extensive indirect evidence for maser activity in the ISM, stimulated emission of radiation has never been directly observed in astrophysical situations. In this case, the broadband pulsar spectrum exhibits excess line emission at 1720 MHz as the pulsar’s photons stimulate the creation of additional photons in an intervening OH cloud. – “Discovery of pulsed OH maser emission stimulated by a pulsar”
It appears that we have at least one pulsar directly observed energizing the electro-chemical photon induced Maser process in at least one plasma cloud of the interstellar medium vwith formation of coherent amplified electromagnetic waves.
To get the proper wavelengths to generate the chain reaction, first electricity or another energy source is “pumped” into a chamber filled with particular atoms or molecules. Then this “pumping” radiation causes the transition of atoms from the ground state to a high energy excited state higher than that referred to in the above paragraphs. From this short-lived state the atoms come down through non-radiative transition to the long-lived metastable state. Once in the metastable state many atoms can be accumulated in one place and in the same state. The LASER or MASER beam, stimulated emission, arises when all these accumulated atoms simultaneously make a transition to the ground state, releasing their energy of wavelength… – Gravity Probe B: What is a Maser?
As the ATNF News article announced this is being accomplished with pulsed millimeter and submillimeter energy from a pulsar! Note the “OH maser filament” in the following article:
Astronomical masers are often found in compact HII (ionised hydrogen) regions in the gas surrounding very young stars. – Masers in massive star-forming regions
It is important to remember and extrapolate something Don Scott pointed out in reference to the Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram with stellar current input. He posits an interesting working hypothesis in The Electric Sky:
…the largest of these stars (ones near the top) seem to have the lowest current density. Are they at the center of the cluster and therefore somewhat shielded from the current? In another group of stars in M5 (the blue stars on the left) most of them seem to be of similar luminosity (size) but with high and varying levels of current density. Are they the stars doing the shielding? Pg 171-172: The Electric Sky
The implication being that the gravity only interpretation of hot, dense, youthful stellar objects may be more so indicative of stars and clusters that bear the brunt of high electric stress via increased current density. The previous ATNF News citing direct evidence that pulsars can induce the production of masers in “star forming” regions is massively huge in support of Don Scott’s approach and how this may occur!!
A distribution plot would be interesting would that accurate distances could be had. But also, a correlation of pulse frequencies and related electro-chemical reactions, excitations, and changes in interstellar molecular components such as those tabled at Interstellar Maser. This would seem to infer the opportunity to trace which pulsar’s frequencies may be inducing such reactions in a particular region and might also include spectral analysis of plasma clouds gauging the percentages of excited molecular constituents via proximity. That would make for some interesting work.