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2003A&A...404.1023B - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 404, 1023-1032 (2003/6-4)

A puzzling paucity of double peaked X-ray pulsars.

BULIK T., GONDEK-ROSINSKA D., SANTANGELO A., MIHARA T., FINGER M. and CEMELJIC M.

Abstract (from CDS):

Accretion powered pulsars exhibit a variety of lightcurves. In this paper we propose to classify the observed lightcurves as single or double pulsed. We analyze the lightcurves of 89 accretion powered pulsars and assign them to these classes. We present three datasets: first in which the classification can be easily done, second for which the classification is more difficult and not certain, and third for which we were unable to classify the pulsar because of a lack of published data. We analyze a simple model in which the angles between the magnetic and rotation axis β, and between the rotation axis and the line of sight θ are random, and show that it is inconsistent with the data. We also present a model in which the angle between the magnetic axis and the rotation axis is restricted and compare it with the data. This leads to an upper limit on the angle β<50°. We conclude that there must be a mechanism that leads to alignment of the magnetic and spin axis in X-ray pulsars.

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Journal keyword(s): X-rays: star - stars: neutron

CDS comments: Table 3 : 3U 1239-59 = 3A 1239-59 in Simbad.

Simbad objects: 85

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