Modelling the spin equilibrium of neutron stars in low‐mass X‐ray binaries without gravitational radiation

@article{Andersson2005ModellingTS,
  title={Modelling the spin equilibrium of neutron stars in low‐mass X‐ray binaries without gravitational radiation},
  author={Nils Andersson and Kostas Glampedakis and Brynmor Haskell and A.L.Watts},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2005},
  volume={361},
  pages={1153-1164}
}
In this paper we discuss the spin equilibrium of accreting neutron stars in low-mass X-ray binaries (LMXBs). We demonstrate that, when combined with a naive spin-up torque, the observed data lead to inferred magnetic fields which are at variance with those of Galactic millisecond radio pulsars. This indicates the need for either additional spin-down torques (e.g. gravitational radiation) or an improved accretion model. We show that a simple consistent accretion model can be arrived at by… 

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