Timing Neutron Stars / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792301011
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 2/28/1989
  • Series: Nato Science Series C: (closed) , #262
  • Edition description: 1989
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 774
  • Product dimensions: 1.69 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

I. Timing Neutron Stars: General Techniques and Applications.- Pulsar timing.- Timing binary and millisecond pulsars.- Fourier techniques in X-ray timing.- Deterministic chaos in accreting neutron star systems.- Detection and description of periodicities in sparse data. Suggested solutions to some basic problems.- Timing a millisecond pulsar array.- The scaling of radio pulsar timing noise with spin parameters.- Simulation of interstellar scattering effects on pulsar timing.- II. Observing Neutron Stars: Radio — X-Rays — Gamma-Rays.- II-1. Radio.- The radio emission from pulsars.- A timing analysis of the Clifton and Lyne pulsars.- Slowdown rate and oscillations in the Crab pulsar.- A search for millisecond pulsars in globular clusters.- A millisecond pulsar in an eclipsing binary.- II-2. X-Rays.- X-ray observations of accreting neutron stars.- Galactic populations of X-ray binaries.- Transient X-ray sources with late type companions.- Chaotic dynamics in the X-ray variability of Her X-1.- The X-ray source in the core of 47 Tucanae.- A new 60-msec X-ray pulsar and its massive Early- Type companion.- Non-Planckian behaviour of burst spectra: dependence of the blackbody radius on the duration of bursts.- X-ray spectral variability of low-mass X-ray binaries.- Fractal and Chaotic time variation in Cygnus X-1.- Analysis of the optical orbital lightcurve of the black hole candidate LMC X-S.- The luminosity dependence of the pulse period and profile of the transient X-ray pulsar EXO 2080+875.- Spectral classification of bright LMXB’s with color-color diagrams.- X-rays from a possible pulsar in supernova 1987A.- X-ray observations of SN1987A with a coded mask imaging spectrometer.- SS433: a black hole candidate?.- II-3. Gamma-Rays.- Solitary neutron stars as gamma-ray sources.- Balloon observation of the Crab pulsar in the energy range 0.2–6 MeV.- Production sites and mechanisms of discrete gamma-ray components of the Vela and Crab light curves.- New time signatures in neutron stars and pulse-height variability in Crab.- Search for linear polarization in high energy gamma-ray sources.- VHE gamma ray emission from Centaurus X-8.- Observation of TeV gamma-rays from the Crab nebula and PSR 0581.- PSR 1509–58: a possible outer gap gamma ray source.- The origin of high-energy radiation from the Crab pulsar.- II-4. Future Programs.- Future U.S. X-ray programs related to timing neutron stars.- Future European programs in X-ray Astronomy.- Prospects for pulsar searches with gamma ray observatory GRO.- III. Internal Structure of Neutron Stars.- Inside neutron stars.- Vortex creep dynamics: theory and observations.- Superfluidity in the interiors of neutron stars.- Radiation from cooling neutron stars.- A model of pulsar timing noise.- Soliton stars and the cosmic X-ray background.- IV. Birth and Evolution of Neutron Stars.- Stellar evolution and the formation of neutron stars in binary systems.- Core collapse with rotation and neutron star formation.- Neutron star evolution and the birth properties of radio pulsars.- X-ray binaries and radiopulsars in globular clusters.- The evolution of pulsars.- The origin of pulsar velocities and the velocity magnetic moment correlation.- The white dwarf - neutron star connection.- Pulsar turn-on and secondary evaporation in the pulsar 1957+20 binary.- V. Magnetospheres, Accretion Processes and Columns.- Accretion by Magnetic Neutron Stars.- Self-consistent modelling of pulsar magnetospheres.- Smearing of X-ray oscillations by electron scattering.- Iterative scattering approach to radiative transfer.- Radiative transfer in optically thick plasmas of accretion columns.- A model for spherically symmetric accretion onto neutron stars.- Subject and Object Index.

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