Proc. IAU volume 13, issue S337, P47-51 2017 DOI: 10.1017/s1743921317010407 View full text
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Amruta Jaodand, Jason W. T. Hessels, Anne Archibald

Abstract: Transitional millisecond pulsars (tMSPs), which are systems that harbor a pulsar in the throes of the recycling process, have emerged as a new source class since the discovery of the first such system a decade ago. These systems switch between accretion-powered lowmass X-ray binary (LMXB) and rotation-powered radio millisecond pulsar (RMSP) states, and provide exciting avenues to understand the physical processes that spin-up neutron stars to millisecond periods. During the last decade, three tMSPs, as well a…

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