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Title: The progenitors of pulsars
Authors: Srinivasan, G.
Bhattacharya, D.
Keywords: Binary stars
Neutron stars
Star formation
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.
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