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Stellar forensics — II. Millisecond pulsar binaries

Hansen, Brad M. S. and Phinney, E. Sterl (1998) Stellar forensics — II. Millisecond pulsar binaries. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 294 (4). pp. 569-581. ISSN 0035-8711. doi:10.1111/j.1365-8711.1998.01233.x.

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We use the grid of models described in Paper I to analyse those millisecond pulsar binaries whose secondaries have been studied optically. In particular, we find cooling ages for these binary systems that range from < 1 to ∼15 Gyr. Comparison of cooling ages and characteristic spin-down ages allows us to constrain the initial spin periods and spin-up histories for individual systems, showing that at least some millisecond pulsars had sub-Eddington accretion rates and long magnetic field decay times.

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Additional Information:© 1998 RAS. Accepted 1997 October 14. Received 1997 May 30; in original form 1996 November 25. The authors thank Marten van Kerwijk for use of results prior to publication and discussion of white dwarf observational uncertainties, and Glenn Soberman for discussions about mass transfer in binaries, as well as the referee, Frank Verbunt, whose comments contributed greatly to the clarity of this paper. This work was supported by NSF grant AST93-15455 and NASA grant NAG5-2756.
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Subject Keywords:binaries: general, stars: evolution, pulsars: general, pulsars: individual: J0437-4715, pulsars: individual: J1012+5307, white dwarfs
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Official Citation:Brad M. S. Hansen, E. Sterl Phinney; Stellar forensics — II. Millisecond pulsar binaries, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 294, Issue 4, 11 March 1998, Pages 569–581,
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