Binary and Millisecond Pulsars

@article{Lorimer2008BinaryAM,
  title={Binary and Millisecond Pulsars},
  author={Duncan R. Lorimer},
  journal={Living Reviews in Relativity},
  year={2008},
  volume={11}
}
  • D. Lorimer
  • Published 25 September 1998
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Living Reviews in Relativity
We review the main properties, demographics and applications of binary and millisecond radio pulsars. Our knowledge of these exciting objects has greatly increased in recent years, mainly due to successful surveys which have brought the known pulsar population to over 1800. There are now 83 binary and millisecond pulsars associated with the disk of our Galaxy, and a further 140 pulsars in 26 of the Galactic globular clusters. Recent highlights include the discovery of the young relativistic… 
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