- SAX J1808.4-3657 in quiescence: A keystone for neutron star science
- AIP Conference Proceedings
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- Faculty of Science (FNWI)
- Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy (API)
The accreting millisecond pulsar SAX J1808.4-3658 may be a transition object between accreting X-ray binaries and millisecond radio pulsars. We have constrained the thermal radiation from its surface through XMM-Newton X-ray observations, providing strong evidence for neutrino cooling processes from the neutron star core. We have also undertaken simultaneous X-ray and optical (Gemini) observations, shedding light on whether the strong heating of the companion star in quiescence may be due to X-ray irradiation, or to a radio pulsar turning on when accretion stops.
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- Proceedings title: 40 Years of Pulsars: Millisecond Pulsars, Magnetars and More: McGill University, Montréal, Canada, 12-17
Publisher: American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Place of publication: Melville, NY
Editors: C. Bassa, Z. Wang, A. Cumming, V.M. Kaspi
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