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Binary Millisecond Pulsars: The Accretion Induced Collapse hypothesis revisited

Ferrario, Lilia; Wickramasinghe, Dayal

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We model the population characteristics of the sample of millisecond pulsars (MSPs) within a distance of 1.5 kpc. Our study, which takes into consideration acceleration effects on the observed spin-down rate, shows that most MSPs are born with periods that are close to the currently observed values and with average characteristic ages that are typically larger by a factor ∼ 1.5 compared to the true age. The galactic birth rate of the MSPs is deduced to be ≳3.2 × 10-6 yr-1 We also discuss the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Conference paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/25074
Source: Proceedings of the Astrophysics of Compact Objects Conference
DOI: 10.1063/1.2840395

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