Millisecond Oscillations During Thermonuclear X-ray Bursts

  title={Millisecond Oscillations During Thermonuclear X-ray Bursts},
  author={Michael P. Muno},
I review the basic phenomenology and theory of the milliseco nd brightness oscillations observed during thermonuclear X-ray bursts from 13 of ≈ 70 accreting neutron stars in low-mass X-ray binaries. Comp elling observations indicate that the oscillations are produced by surface brightness patter ns on the rapidly rotating neutron stars. However, it remain s to be understood (1) why the brightness patterns producing them p ersist for up to 15 s during an X-ray burst, whereas the burnin g should… CONTINUE READING
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