A millisecond pulsar in an X-ray binary system

@article{Wijnands1998AMP,
  title={A millisecond pulsar in an X-ray binary system},
  author={Rudy Wijnands and Michiel van der Klis},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1998},
  volume={394},
  pages={344-346}
}
Ordinary radio pulsars are neutron stars with magnetic fields of ∼1012 gauss and spin periods in the range 0.1 to 3 seconds. In contrast, millisecond radio pulsars have much weaker fields (∼109 gauss) and faster, millisecond spin rates. For both types of pulsar, the energy driving the radio pulsations is thought to be derived from the rotation of the neutron star. The star gradually ‘spins down’ as energy is radiated away. Millisecond radio pulsars are often located in binary systems. In a… Expand
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