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Envelopes of rapidly rotating neutron stars

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Motivated by the discovery of the millisecond pulsars, we consider the effect of rapid rotation on the envelope of a neutron star. Solving the equation of hydrostatic equilibrium we find expressions for the density and oblateness as functions of radius and polar angle.

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De Niem, D., Geppert, U. & Wiebicke, H.-. Envelopes of rapidly rotating neutron stars. Astrophys Space Sci 110, 331–336 (1985).

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  • Neutron Star
  • Polar Angle
  • Hydrostatic Equilibrium
  • Millisecond Pulsar
  • Rapid Rotation