t < 100,000 years
Short periods ms
Large period derivatives
Strong magnetic fields Gauss
Close to Galactic plane
Table 1: Young Energetic Radio Pulsars. O - optical, X - X-rays, - -rays, I - infra-red, U - ultraviolet, J - jet, N - nebula, G - glicthes, BU - bullets, B - bow shock, Y - yes, P - probably, N - no, ? - maybe
Vast array of phenomena result from large
Figure 20: The radio pulsar equivalent of the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram - a physical diagram indicating the nature and evolution of neutron stars. Each dot represents a pulsar, stars represent pulsars associated with supernova remnants, circles indicate pulsars in binary systems and ellipses indicate pulsars in binary systems with eccentric orbits.