- Finding fast spinning neutron stars using XMM-Newton
- AIP Conference Proceedings
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- Faculty of Science (FNWI)
- Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy (API)
The discovery of millisecond X-ray pulsations in neutron-star low-mass X-ray binaries has until now only been done with the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer. However, XMM-Newton has also pointed at some of these systems during an outburst and shown that it can clearly detect the pulsations as well. In fact, XMM-Newton detects the pulsations with high enough significance to have discovered them, had they still been unknown. Thus, XMM-Newton can also be used to search for pulsations. Moreover, for the faintest systems XMM-Newton is even more sensitive to detect pulsations than RXTE due to the significantly less background count rate for XMM-Newton.
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- Proceedings title: A Decade of Accreting Millisecond X-ray Pulsars: Proceedings of the international workshop, Amsterdam,
The Netherlands, 14-18 April 2008
Publisher: American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Place of publication: Melville, NY
Editors: R. Wijnands, D. Altamirano, P. Soleri, N. Degenaar, N. Rea, P. Casella, A. Patruno, M. Linares
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