Accretion powered X-ray pulsars

Baykal A.

6th NATO-Advanced-Study-Institute on Electromagnetic Spectrum of Neutron Stars, Marmaris, Turkey, 7 - 18 June 2004, vol.210, pp.263-277 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 210
  • City: Marmaris
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.263-277


I will review the class of accreting powered neutron stars that are in close binary systems. I will summarize the recent developments and the main properties of the neutron stars. These include the formation of X-ray spectra, formation of pulse profiles, quasi periodic oscillations, pulse frequency fluctuations, long term variations and orbital period decay of X-ray binaries.