Plenary session 9
- Ben Owen (Penn. State Univ., USA)
Craig Heinke (U)
3/27/14, 11:30 AM
Measurements of thermal radiation from neutron star surfaces offer the prospect of constraining the mass and radius of the neutron star. Such analyses require knowledge of how the atmosphere affect the radiation spectrum, the distance to the neutron star, and (for low energies) the effect of the interstellar medium. I will review methods using spectral lines, pulse profile modelling, X-ray...
Deepto Chakrabarty (M)
3/27/14, 12:10 PM
Modeling the amplitudes and shapes of the X-ray pulsations observed from hot, moderately or rapidly rotating neutron stars provides a direct method for measuring neutron-star properties. This method can in principle be applied to thermally emitting rotation-powered millisecond pulsars, millisecond oscillations from thermonuclear X-ray bursters, and accretion-powered millisecond pulsars, and it...