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X-Ray Binaries and Recycled Pulsars

ISBN/ASIN: 9789401051989,9789401127042 | 1992 | English | pdf | 566/544 pages | 38.4 Mb
Publisher: Springer Netherlands | Author: A. N. Parmar (auth.), E. P. J. van den Heuvel, S. A. Rappaport (eds.) | Edition: 1

The motivation for the Workshop on which this book is based was the discovery in recent years of a large number of binary and millisecond radio pulsars, in the galactic disk as well as in globular star clusters, the oldest stellar systems in our galaxy. These discoveries have revolutionized our thinking on many aspects concerning the interior structure and evolution of neutron stars, and have revived the interest in the study of neutron star physics in general. In this book some three dozen of the world's experts in the field of radio pulsars, X-ray binaries, stellar evolution, neutron star interoirs and stellar dynamics review the latest observational discoveries as well as the current theoretical thinking on the formation and physics of binary X-ray sources and of the binary and millisecond pulsars.
These include discoveries such as that of the eleven millisecond pulsars in the globular cluster 47 Tucanae, the relativistic effects in the new double neutron star system PSR 1534+12 and spectacular results from Germany's ROSAT X-Ray Observatory.

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