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Astron. Astrophys. 331, 244-250 (1998)


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On the origin of millisecond pulsars

V. Urpin 1, 2, U. Geppert 3 and D. Konenkov 1

1 A.F.Ioffe Institute of Physics and Technology, 194021 St.Petersburg, Russia (dyk@astro.ioffe.rssi.ru)
2 Department of Mathematics, University of Newcastle Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK (Vadim.Urpin@newcastle.ac.uk)
3 Astrophysikalisches Institute Potsdam, An der Sternwarte 16, D-14482 Potsdam, Germany (urme@aip.de)

Received 5 June 1997 / Accepted 27 October 1997

Abstract

The evolution of a neutron star entering a low-mass binary system is studied in the frame of the so called "standard" evolutionary model. We consider the evolution under the assumption that the magnetic field is of crustal origin. It is shown that millisecond pulsars can be formed in a natural way from neutron stars with more or less typical parameters in the course of evolution of such systems.

Key words: pulsars – stars: neutron – stars: magnetic fields – X-rays: stars

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Online publication: February 4, 1998
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