Formation of millisecond pulsars

  • Gerrit J. Savonije
  • Published 1999


We have performed detailed numerical calculations of the non-conservative evolution of close binary systems with low-mass (1.0 − 2.0M⊙) donor stars and a 1.3M⊙ accreting neutron star. Rather than using analytical expressions for simple polytropes, we calculated the thermal response of the donor star to mass loss, in order to determine the stability and… (More)


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