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The case of PSR J1911-5958A in the outskirts of NGC 6752: signature of a black hole binary in the cluster core?

Colpi, M, Possenti, A and Gualandris, A (2002) The case of PSR J1911-5958A in the outskirts of NGC 6752: signature of a black hole binary in the cluster core?

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Abstract

We have investigated different scenarios for the origin of the binary millisecond pulsar PSR J1911-5958A in NGC 6752, the most distant pulsar discovered from the core of a globular cluster to date. The hypothesis that it results from a truly primordial binary born in the halo calls for accretion-induced collapse and negligible recoil speed at the moment of neutron star formation. Scattering or exchange interactions off cluster stars are not consistent with both the observed orbital period and its offset position. We show that a binary system of two black holes with (unequal) masses in the range of 3-100 solar masses can live in NGC 6752 until present time and can have propelled PSR J1911-5958A into an eccentric peripheral orbit during the last ~1 Gyr.

Item Type: Article
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NameEmailORCID
Colpi, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Possenti, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Gualandris, Aa.gualandris@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 17 April 2002
Identification Number : https://doi.org/10.1086/341029
Uncontrolled Keywords : astro-ph, astro-ph
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 13:00
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 15:07
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/837572

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