Physical and numerical parameters used in the simulations.
|Number of cells||2000 (R)×4008 (z)|
|Neutron star radius R⋆/RLC||0.25|
|Injecting shell radius R0/RLC||0.32|
|Skin depth de/ΔR||3.5|
|Larmor frequency ωcΔt||8.2|
|Plasma frequency ωpΔt||0.031|
|Pulsar period P/Δt||≈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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