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Table 1.

Physical and numerical parameters used in the simulations.

Parameter Value
Number of cells 2000 (R)×4008 (z)
Neutron star radius R/RLC 0.25
Injecting shell radius R0/RLC 0.32
Rpml/RLC 3.15
Skin depth deR 3.5
Larmor frequency ωcΔt 8.2
Plasma frequency ωpΔt 0.031
Pulsar period Pt ≈1.2 × 104
Pair creation threshold ζ 0.02
Start of the merger t0/P 2.5
Initial number of particles per cell 32
Initial inspiral speed (for a0/RLC = 1.25) 2.5 × 10−2

Notes. The plasma quantities are those evaluated at r = R. Therefore, even if they are not resolved right at the stellar surface, the fast decrease of the fields with distance causes them to be well resolved a few cells away from the star.

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