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Article: On the transition from accretion-powered to rotation-powered millisecond pulsars

TitleOn the transition from accretion-powered to rotation-powered millisecond pulsars
Authors
KeywordsBinaries: Close
Magnetic Fields
Pulsars: Individual (Psr J1023+0038)
Stars: Neutron
Issue Date2010
PublisherInstitute of Physics Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://iopscience.iop.org/2041-8205
Citation
Astrophysical Journal Letters, 2010, v. 723 n. 1 PART 2, p. L68-L72 How to Cite?
AbstractThe heating associated with the deposition of γ -rays in an accretion disk is proposed as a mechanism to facilitate the transformation of a low-mass X-ray binary to the radio millisecond pulsar (MSP) phase. The γ -ray emission produced in the outer gap accelerator in the pulsar magnetosphere likely irradiates the surrounding disk, resulting in its heating and the possible escape of matter from the system. We apply the model to PSR J1023+0038, which has recently been discovered as a newly born rotation-poweredMSP. The predicted γ -ray luminosity ∼6 × 1034 erg s -1 can be sufficient to explain the disappearance of the truncated disk existing during the 8 month-2 yr period prior to the 2002 observations of J1023+0038 and the energy input required for the anomalously bright optical emission of its companion star. © 2010. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/175180
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 3.369
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dc.contributor.authorTakata, Jen_US
dc.contributor.authorCheng, KSen_US
dc.contributor.authorTaam, REen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-26T08:49:40Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-26T08:49:40Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.citationAstrophysical Journal Letters, 2010, v. 723 n. 1 PART 2, p. L68-L72en_US
dc.identifier.issn2041-8205en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/175180-
dc.description.abstractThe heating associated with the deposition of γ -rays in an accretion disk is proposed as a mechanism to facilitate the transformation of a low-mass X-ray binary to the radio millisecond pulsar (MSP) phase. The γ -ray emission produced in the outer gap accelerator in the pulsar magnetosphere likely irradiates the surrounding disk, resulting in its heating and the possible escape of matter from the system. We apply the model to PSR J1023+0038, which has recently been discovered as a newly born rotation-poweredMSP. The predicted γ -ray luminosity ∼6 × 1034 erg s -1 can be sufficient to explain the disappearance of the truncated disk existing during the 8 month-2 yr period prior to the 2002 observations of J1023+0038 and the energy input required for the anomalously bright optical emission of its companion star. © 2010. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherInstitute of Physics Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://iopscience.iop.org/2041-8205en_US
dc.relation.ispartofAstrophysical Journal Lettersen_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectBinaries: Closeen_US
dc.subjectMagnetic Fieldsen_US
dc.subjectPulsars: Individual (Psr J1023+0038)en_US
dc.subjectStars: Neutronen_US
dc.titleOn the transition from accretion-powered to rotation-powered millisecond pulsarsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailTakata, J: takata@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailCheng, KS: hrspksc@hkucc.hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1088/2041-8205/723/1/L68en_US
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dc.identifier.volume723en_US
dc.identifier.issue1 PART 2en_US
dc.identifier.spageL68en_US
dc.identifier.epageL72en_US
dc.identifier.eissn2041-8213-
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
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