Spectral indices for radio emission of 228 pulsars

We determine spectral indices of 228 pulsars by using Parkes pulsar data observed at 1.4 GHz, among which 200 spectra are newly determined. The indices are distributed in the range from -4.84 to -0.46.Together with known pulsar spectra from literature, we tried to find clues to the pulsar emission process. The weak correlations between the spectral index, the spin-down energy loss rate $\dot{E}$ and the potential drop in the polar gap $\Delta\Psi$ hint that emission properties are related to the particle acceleration process in a pulsar's magnetosphere.

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