How rapidly do neutron stars spin at birth

  title={How rapidly do neutron stars spin at birth},
  author={R. Perna and R. Soria and D. Pooley and L. Stella},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics},
  • R. Perna, R. Soria, +1 author L. Stella
  • Published 2007
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Astrophysics
  • We have studied the X-ray properties of ageing historical core-collapse supernovae in nearby galaxies, using archival data from Chandra, XMM-Newton and Swift. We found possible evidence of a young X-ray pulsar in SN 1968D and in few other sources, but none more luminous than ~ a few 10^{37} erg/s. We compared the observational limits to the X-ray pulsar luminosity distribution with the results of Monte Carlo simulations for a range of birth parameters. We conclude that a pulsar population… CONTINUE READING

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