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Volume 288 - Accretion Processes in Cosmic Sources (APCS2016) - ACCRETION ONTO WHITE DWARFS, NEUTRON STARS & BLACK HOLES
Millisecond pulsar formation in high-mass X-ray binaries
W. Kluzniak
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Pre-published on: 2018 March 16
Published on: 2018 May 16
Abstract
The discovery of three coherently pulsing ultra-luminous X-ray sources (ULXs) with short periodicities (∼ 1 s), such as NuSTAR J095551+6940.8, suggests that many ULXs harbour neutron stars. Their extremely high spin-up rates suggests a new channel of millisecond pulsar formation, by neutron star spin up in high-mass X-ray binaries.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.288.0043
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