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Record 48 of 71692
Accreting Millisecond Pulsars: Neutron Star Masses and Radii
Author and Affiliation:
Strohmayer, Tod(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Abstract: High amplitude X-ray brightness oscillations during thermonuclear X-ray bursts were discovered with the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) in early 1996. Spectral and timing evidence strongly supports the conclusion that these oscillations are caused by rotational modulation of the burst emission and that they reveal the spin frequency of neutron stars in low mass X-ray binaries. The recent discovery of X-ray burst oscillations from two accreting millisecond pulsars has confirmed this basic picture and provided a new route to measuring neutron star properties and constraining the dense matter equation of state. I will briefly summarize the current observational understanding of accreting millisecond pulsars, and describe recent attempts to determine the mass and radius of the neutron star in XTE J1814-338.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 2004
Document ID:
20040171857
(Acquired Dec 06, 2004)
Subject Category: ASTRONOMY
Document Type: Preprint
Meeting Information: Neutron Stars: Structure and Cooling; 20-25 Sep. 2004; Trento; Italy
Financial Sponsor: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD, United States
Organization Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD, United States
Description: 1p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: NEUTRON STARS; PULSARS; RADII; ACCRETION DISKS; X RAY ASTRONOMY; X RAY BINARIES; X RAY TIMING EXPLORER; EQUATIONS OF STATE; FREQUENCIES; THERMONUCLEAR REACTIONS
Availability Source: Other Sources
Availability Notes: Abstract Only
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