Probing isolated compact remnants with microlensing

  title={Probing isolated compact remnants with microlensing},
  author={Nicola Sartore and Aldo Treves},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
Aims. We consider isolated compact remnants (ICoRs), i.e. neutrons stars and black holes that do not reside in binary systems and therefore cannot be detected as X-ray binaries. ICoRs may represent ~5 percent of the stellar mass budget of the Galaxy, but they are very hard to detect. Here we explore the possibility of using microlensing to identify ICoRs. Methods. In a previous paper we described a simulation of neutron star evolution in phase space in the Galaxy, taking into account the… Expand

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