X-Rays From Millisecond Pulsars

  • Werner Becker
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 254)


The satellite observatories ROSAT, ASCA, RXTE and BeppoSAX have brought important progress in neutron star and pulsar astronomy. With significantly higher sensitivities compared with previous X-ray satellites they allowed for the first time to detect X-ray emission from objects as faint as millisecond (ms) pulsars. In this paper we summarize the current observational status and discuss the empirical constraints on the pulsars’ X-ray emission mechanisms.


Neutron Star Millisecond Pulsar Pulse Profile Pulse Component ASCA Data 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Werner Becker
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  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische PhysikGarchingGermany

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