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Title: The progenitors of pulsars
Authors: Srinivasan, G.
Bhattacharya, D.
Keywords: BINARY STARS
NEUTRON STARS
PROTOSTARS
PULSARS
STAR FORMATION
SUPERNOVAE
WHITE DWARF STARS
STELLAR ROTATION
THERMAL ENERGY
Issue Date: 1987
Publisher: Reidel
Citation: IAU Symposium, 1987, Vol.125, p109-118
Abstract: The present discussion of single and binary pulsars emphasizes those examples of the latter which have low-mass companions. It is determined that millisec pulsars must have a scale height comparable to that of low-mass X-ray binaries, from which they probably evolve, and it is predicted that there should be of the order of about 100 potentially observable millisec pulsars within about 4 kpc, provided that the lifetime of these pulsars is greater than about 1 billion years. The majority of ultrafast pulsars will be in binaries, and will have periods of 6-10 millisec.
Description: Open Access. The origin and evolution of neutron stars; Proceedings of the IAU Symposium, Nanjing, People's Republic of China, May 26-30, 1986 (A88-28476 10-90). Dordrecht, D. Reidel Publishing Co., 1987.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2289/2428
Alternative Location: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/bib_query?1987IAUS..125..109S
Copyright: 1987 Reidel
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