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Title: DISCOVERY OF X-RAY PULSATIONS FROM THE NEXT GEMINGA, PSR J1836+5925

Abstract

We report recent XMM-Newton investigations of PSR J1836+5925, the ''next Geminga'', which determined an X-ray pulsation of ∼173.3 ms. Its X-ray periodicity is consistent with the γ-ray ephemeris at the same epoch. The X-ray folded light curve has a sinusoidal structure that is different from the double-peaked γ-ray pulse profile. We have also analyzed the X-ray phase-averaged spectra which shows that the X-ray emission from PSR J1836+5925 is thermal dominant. This suggests that the X-ray pulsation mainly originates from the modulated hot spot on the stellar surface.

Authors:
;  [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]; ;  [5];  [6]
  1. Institute of Astronomy, National Tsing-Hua University, Hsinchu 30013, Taiwan (China)
  2. Department of Astronomy and Space Science, Chungnam National University, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)
  3. Department of Biological Science and Technology, China Medical University, Taichung 40402, Taiwan (China)
  4. Department of Physics, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong (China)
  5. Graduate Institute of Astronomy, National Central University, Jhongli 32001, Taiwan (China)
  6. Department of Mathematics, Fu Jen Catholic University, New Taipei City 24205, Taiwan (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22365005
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Astrophysical Journal Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 793; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 2041-8205
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; COSMIC PHOTONS; DIAGRAMS; GAMMA RADIATION; HOT SPOTS; PERIODICITY; PHOTON EMISSION; PULSARS; PULSATIONS; SURFACES; VISIBLE RADIATION; X RADIATION

Citation Formats

Lin, L. C. C., Kong, A. K. H., Hui, C. Y., Li, K. T., Takata, J., Hu, C. P., Chou, Y., and Yen, D. C. C., E-mail: cyhui@cnu.ac.kr. DISCOVERY OF X-RAY PULSATIONS FROM THE NEXT GEMINGA, PSR J1836+5925. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.1088/2041-8205/793/1/L8.
Lin, L. C. C., Kong, A. K. H., Hui, C. Y., Li, K. T., Takata, J., Hu, C. P., Chou, Y., & Yen, D. C. C., E-mail: cyhui@cnu.ac.kr. DISCOVERY OF X-RAY PULSATIONS FROM THE NEXT GEMINGA, PSR J1836+5925. United States. doi:10.1088/2041-8205/793/1/L8.
Lin, L. C. C., Kong, A. K. H., Hui, C. Y., Li, K. T., Takata, J., Hu, C. P., Chou, Y., and Yen, D. C. C., E-mail: cyhui@cnu.ac.kr. Sat . "DISCOVERY OF X-RAY PULSATIONS FROM THE NEXT GEMINGA, PSR J1836+5925". United States. doi:10.1088/2041-8205/793/1/L8.
@article{osti_22365005,
title = {DISCOVERY OF X-RAY PULSATIONS FROM THE NEXT GEMINGA, PSR J1836+5925},
author = {Lin, L. C. C. and Kong, A. K. H. and Hui, C. Y. and Li, K. T. and Takata, J. and Hu, C. P. and Chou, Y. and Yen, D. C. C., E-mail: cyhui@cnu.ac.kr},
abstractNote = {We report recent XMM-Newton investigations of PSR J1836+5925, the ''next Geminga'', which determined an X-ray pulsation of ∼173.3 ms. Its X-ray periodicity is consistent with the γ-ray ephemeris at the same epoch. The X-ray folded light curve has a sinusoidal structure that is different from the double-peaked γ-ray pulse profile. We have also analyzed the X-ray phase-averaged spectra which shows that the X-ray emission from PSR J1836+5925 is thermal dominant. This suggests that the X-ray pulsation mainly originates from the modulated hot spot on the stellar surface.},
doi = {10.1088/2041-8205/793/1/L8},
journal = {Astrophysical Journal Letters},
issn = {2041-8205},
number = 1,
volume = 793,
place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {9}
}