Binary Millisecond Pulsar Discovery via Gamma-Ray Pulsations

@article{Pletsch2012BinaryMP,
  title={Binary Millisecond Pulsar Discovery via Gamma-Ray Pulsations},
  author={H. J. Pletsch and L. Guillemot and H. Fehrmann and B. Allen and M. Kramer and C. Aulbert and M. Ackermann and M. Ajello and A. De Angelis and W. B. Atwood and L. Baldini and J. Ballet and G. Barbiellini and D. Bastieri and K. Bechtol and R. Bellazzini and A. Borgland and E. Bottacini and T. Brandt and J. Bregeon and M. Brigida and P. Bruel and R. Buehler and S. Buson and G. Caliandro and R. Cameron and P. Caraveo and J. Casandjian and C. Cecchi and {\"O}. Çelik and E. Charles and R. Chaves and C. Cheung and J. Chiang and S. Ciprini and R. Claus and J. Cohen-Tanugi and J. Conrad and S. Cutini and F. D'ammando and C. D. Dermer and S. Digel and P. S. Drell and A. Drlica-Wagner and R. Dubois and D. Dumora and C. Favuzzi and E. C. Ferrara and A. Franckowiak and Y. Fukazawa and P. Fusco and F. Gargano and N. Gehrels and S. Germani and N. Giglietto and F. Giordano and M. Giroletti and G. Godfrey and I. Grenier and M. Grondin and J. Grove and S. Guiriec and D. Hadasch and Y. Hanabata and A. Harding and P. R. den Hartog and M. Hayashida and E. Hays and A. Hill and X. Hou and R. Hughes and G. J{\'o}hannesson and M. Jackson and T. Jogler and A. Johnson and W. N. Johnson and J. Kataoka and M. Kerr and J. Kn{\"o}dlseder and M. Kuss and J. Lande and S. Larsson and L. Latronico and M. Lemoine-Goumard and F. Longo and F. Loparco and M. N. Lovellette and P. Lubrano and F. Massaro and M. Mayer and M. N. Mazziotta and J. Mcenery and J. M'ehault and P. F. Michelson and W. Mitthumsiri and T. Mizuno and M. Monzani and A. Morselli and I. Moskalenko and S. Murgia and T. Nakamori and R. Nemmen and E. Nuss and M. Ohno and T. Ohsugi and N. Omodei and M. Orienti and E. Orlando and F. de Palma and D. Paneque and J. Perkins and F. Piron and G. Pivato and T. Porter and S. Rain{\`o} and R. Rando and P. S. Ray and M. Razzano and A. Reimer and O. Reimer and T. Reposeur and S. Ritz and R. Romani and C. Romoli and D. Sanchez and P. Parkinson and A. Schulz and C. Sgr{\`o} and E. do Couto e Silva and E. Siskind and D. A. Smith and G. Spandre and P. Spinelli and D. J. Suson and H. Takahashi and T. Tanaka and J. Thayer and D. Thompson and L. Tibaldo and M. Tinivella and E. Troja and T. Usher and J. Vandenbroucke and V. Vasileiou and G. Vianello and V. Vitale and A. Waite and B. Winer and K. Wood and M. Wood and Z. Yang and S. Zimmer},
  journal={Science},
  year={2012},
  volume={338},
  pages={1314 - 1317}
}
  • H. J. Pletsch, L. Guillemot, +150 authors S. Zimmer
  • Published 2012
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Science
  • Exotic Pulsations The launch of the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope in 2008 enabled the detection of large numbers of pulsars. Millisecond pulsars, neutron stars with millisecond periods, are much more difficult to find in gamma-ray data. In a computational tour de force, Pletsch et al. (p. 1314, published online 25 October) detected gamma-ray pulsations from a formerly unidentified gamma-ray source in the Fermi Large Area Telescope Second Source Catalog. The pulsating neutron star orbits a… CONTINUE READING

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