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2001ApJ...547L..37E - Astrophys. J., 547, L37-L40 (2001/January-3)

Discovery of two relativistic neutron star-white dwarf binaries.


Abstract (from CDS):

We have discovered two recycled pulsars in relativistic orbits as part of the first high-frequency survey of intermediate Galactic latitudes. PSR J1157-5112 is a 44 ms pulsar and the first recycled pulsar with an ultramassive (M>1.14 M) white dwarf companion. Millisecond pulsar J1757-5322 is a relativistic circular-orbit system that will coalesce because of the emission of gravitational radiation in less than 9.5 Gyr. Of the ∼40 known circular-orbit pulsars, J1757-5322 and J1157-5112 have the highest projected orbital velocities. There are now three local neutron star/white dwarf binaries that will coalesce in less than a Hubble time, implying a large coalescence rate for these objects in the local universe. Systems such as J1141-6545 are potential gamma-ray burst progenitors and dominate the coalescence rate, while lighter systems make excellent progenitors of millisecond pulsars with planetary or ultra-low mass companions.

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Journal keyword(s): Stars: Binaries: Close - Gamma Rays: Bursts - Stars: Planetary Systems - pulsars: individual (J1157-5112) - pulsars: individual (J1757-5322) - Surveys - Stars: White Dwarfs

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