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Volume 357 - The New Era of Multi-Messenger Astrophysics (Asterics2019) - Main session
Spin equilibrium of transiently accreting millisecond pulsars
S. Bhattacharyya
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In this short and focussed article, we briefly discuss a recently reported new concept of spin equilibrium condition due to disc--magnetosphere interaction and a new expression for the spin equilibrium frequency of transiently accreting millisecond pulsars. We also mention that a recently found method to estimate the spin equilibrium frequency for an observed transiently accreting millisecond pulsar, even when the pulsar has not attained the spin equilibrium, will be a key way to answer the question: what limits the spin rates of millisecond pulsars: disc--magnetosphere interaction or gravitational waves?
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