|Source||Indian Institute of Astrophysics|
|Subject Domain (in DDC)||Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics|
|Subject Keyword||Pulsars ♦ Stellar magnetic fields ♦ Stellar rotation ♦ Galactic bulge ♦ Neutron stars ♦ Stellar mass accretion ♦ X ray sources|
|Description||The rapid rotation rate of millisecond pulsar PSR 1937+214 suggests that it may be close to the point of rotational instability. Rotational stability implies lower limits on the mass and moment of inertia, and an upper limit on the radius of the rotating neutron star. The author shows that if fast pulsars are remnants of galactic bulge X-ray sources, the limits on the structure of rotating neutron stars, as implied by the requirement of rotational stability, can be used to set limits on the surface dipole magnetic field and the slow-down rate.|
|Education Level||UG and PG|
|Learning Resource Type||Article|
|Publisher Institution||Nature Publishing Group|
|Size (in Bytes)||83.72 kB|
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