Evolution towards and beyond accretion-induced collapse of massive white dwarfs and formation of millisecond pulsars

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Tauris, Thomas M.; Sanyal, Debashis; Yoon, Sung-Chul; Langer, Norbert;
  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/201321662
  • Subject: Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics | Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena
    arxiv: Astrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics | Astrophysics::High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena | Astrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Earth and Planetary Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Solar and Stellar Astrophysics

Millisecond pulsars (MSPs) are generally believed to be old neutron stars (NSs), formed via type Ib/c core-collapse supernovae (SNe), which have been spun up to high rotation rates via accretion from a companion star in a low-mass X-ray binary (LMXB). In an alternative ... View more
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