X-Rays From Millisecond Pulsars
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.
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