Neutron Star Population Dynamics. I. Millisecond Pulsars

@article{Cordes1997NeutronSP,
  title={Neutron Star Population Dynamics. I. Millisecond Pulsars},
  author={James M. Cordes and David F Chernoff},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={1997},
  volume={482},
  pages={971 - 992}
}
We study the field millisecond pulsar (MSP) population to infer its intrinsic distribution in spin period and luminosity and to determine its spatial distribution within the Galaxy. Our likelihood analysis on data from extant surveys (22 pulsars with periods less than 20 ms) accounts for the following important selection effects: (1) the survey sensitivity as a function of direction, spin period, and sky coverage; (2) interstellar scintillation, which modulates the pulsed flux and causes a net… 

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The Galactic Millisecond Pulsar Population

  • D. Lorimer
  • Physics
    Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union
  • 2012
Abstract Among the current sample of over 2000 radio pulsars known primarily in the disk of our Galaxy, millisecond pulsars now number almost 200. Due to the phenomenal success of blind surveys of
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