ON THE MASS DISTRIBUTION AND BIRTH MASSES OF NEUTRON STARS

@article{zel2012ONTM,
  title={ON THE MASS DISTRIBUTION AND BIRTH MASSES OF NEUTRON STARS},
  author={Feryal {\"O}zel and Dimitrios Psaltis and Ramesh Narayan and Antonio Santos Villarreal},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={757}
}
We investigate the distribution of neutron star masses in different populations of binaries, employing Bayesian statistical techniques. In particular, we explore the differences in neutron star masses between sources that have experienced distinct evolutionary paths and accretion episodes. We find that the distribution of neutron star masses in non-recycled eclipsing high-mass binaries as well as of slow pulsars, which are all believed to be near their birth masses, has a mean of 1.28 M☉ and a… 
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