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Name 003174
Title Probing the X-ray emission mechanisms of recycled-pulsars: PSR J0034-0534


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-h1sr1x8
Author Dr Werner Becker
Description The X-ray emission mechanisms of millisecond pulsars are still poorly known, despite ten ms-pulsars have been detected so far. The recently discovered 1.8 ms pulsar PSRJ0034-0534 (Bailes et al.virgul1994) has high spin-down power, only 1 kpc from us, low column density, thus making it an excellent candidate for studying X-ray emission from ms pulsars. We propose for a modest exposure of 30 ks, aiming at detecting the expected ms pulsation, discriminating between power-law and thermal polar-cap spectral models, thus gaining significant insights into physical environments and processes going-on in the neutron star magnetosphere. Such study is possible because the unprecedented high throughput nature of XMM.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2002-06-19T07:21:30Z/2002-06-19T18:31:01Z
Version 17.56_20190403_1200
Mission Description The European Space Agency's (ESA) X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission (XMM-Newton) was launched by an Ariane 504 on December 10th 1999. XMM-Newton is ESA's second cornerstone of the Horizon 2000 Science Programme. It carries 3 high throughput X-ray telescopes with an unprecedented effective area, and an optical monitor, the first flown on a X-ray observatory. The large collecting area and ability to make long uninterrupted exposures provide highly sensitive observations.
Since Earth's atmosphere blocks out all X-rays, only a telescope in space can detect and study celestial X-ray sources. The XMM-Newton mission is helping scientists to solve a number of cosmic mysteries, ranging from the enigmatic black holes to the origins of the Universe itself. Observing time on XMM-Newton is being made available to the scientific community, applying for observational periods on a competitive basis.
Creator Contact https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/xmm-newton/xmm-newton-helpdesk
Date Published 2003-07-16T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2003-07-16T00:00:00Z, 003174, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-h1sr1x8