Accretion and Propeller Torque in the Spin-Down Phase of Neutron Stars: The case of transitional millisecond pulsar PSR J1023+0038

Accretion and Propeller Torque in the Spin-Down Phase of Neutron Stars: The case of transitional... Abstract The spin-down rate of PSR J1023+0038, one of the three confirmed transitional millisecond pulsars, was measured in both radio pulsar (RMSP) and X-ray pulsar (LMXB) states. The spin-down rate in the LMXB state is only about 27% greater than in the RMSP state (Jaodand et al. 2016). The inner disk radius, rin, obtained recently by Ertan (2017) for the propeller phase, which is close to the co-rotation radius, rco, and insensitive to the mass-flow rate, can explain the observed torques together with the X-ray luminosities, Lx . The X-ray pulsar and radio pulsar states correspond to accretion with spin-down (weak propeller) and strong propeller situations respectively. Several times increase in the disk mass-flow rate takes the source from the strong propeller with a low Lx to the weak propeller with a higher Lx powered by accretion on to the star. The resultant decrease in rin increases the magnetic torque slightly, explaining the observed small increase in the spin-down rate. We have found that the spin-up torque exerted by accreting material is much smaller than the magnetic spin-down torque exerted by the disk in the LMXB state. pulsars: individual (PSR J1023+0038, XSS J12270−4859, IGR J18245–2452), accretion, accretion disks © 2018 The Author(s) Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society This article is published and distributed under the terms of the Oxford University Press, Standard Journals Publication Model (https://academic.oup.com/journals/pages/about_us/legal/notices) http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters Oxford University Press

Accretion and Propeller Torque in the Spin-Down Phase of Neutron Stars: The case of transitional millisecond pulsar PSR J1023+0038

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Abstract The spin-down rate of PSR J1023+0038, one of the three confirmed transitional millisecond pulsars, was measured in both radio pulsar (RMSP) and X-ray pulsar (LMXB) states. The spin-down rate in the LMXB state is only about 27% greater than in the RMSP state (Jaodand et al. 2016). The inner disk radius, rin, obtained recently by Ertan (2017) for the propeller phase, which is close to the co-rotation radius, rco, and insensitive to the mass-flow rate, can explain the observed torques together with the X-ray luminosities, Lx . The X-ray pulsar and radio pulsar states correspond to accretion with spin-down (weak propeller) and strong propeller situations respectively. Several times increase in the disk mass-flow rate takes the source from the strong propeller with a low Lx to the weak propeller with a higher Lx powered by accretion on to the star. The resultant decrease in rin increases the magnetic torque slightly, explaining the observed small increase in the spin-down rate. We have found that the spin-up torque exerted by accreting material is much smaller than the magnetic spin-down torque exerted by the disk in the LMXB state. pulsars: individual (PSR J1023+0038, XSS J12270−4859, IGR J18245–2452), accretion, accretion disks © 2018 The Author(s) Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society This article is published and distributed under the terms of the Oxford University Press, Standard Journals Publication Model (https://academic.oup.com/journals/pages/about_us/legal/notices)

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Published: May 18, 2018

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