The discovery of 5 millisecond pulsars in the high time resolution universe survey

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  • External authors:
  • S. D. Bates
  • M. Bailes
  • N. D R Bhat
  • M. Burgay
  • S. Burke-Spolaor
  • N. D'Amico
  • A. Jameson
  • S. Johnston
  • M. Kramer
  • L. Levin
  • A. Lyne
  • S. Milia
  • A. Possenti
  • B. W. Stappers
  • W. Van Straten


We present the discovery of 5 millisecond pulsars found in the mid-Galactic latitude portion of the High Time Resolution Universe (HTRU) Survey. The pulsars have rotational periods from ∼2.3 ms to ∼7.5 ms, and all are in binary systems with orbital periods ranging from ∼0.3 to ∼150 d. In four of these systems, the most likely companion is a white dwarf, with minimum masses of ∼0.2M⊙. The other pulsar, J1731-1847, has a very low mass companion and exhibits eclipses, and is thus a member of the "black widow" class of pulsar binaries. These new discoveries occupy a short-period and high-dispersion measure (DM) region of parameter space, which we demonstrate is a direct consequence of the high time and frequency resolution of the HTRU survey. © 2011 American Institute of Physics.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings|AIP Conf. Proc.
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventRadio Pulsars: An Astrophysical Key to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe - Chia (Sardinia)
Event duration: 1 Jul 2011 → …

Publication series

NameAmerican Institute of Physics Conference Series


ConferenceRadio Pulsars: An Astrophysical Key to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe
CityChia (Sardinia)
Period1/07/11 → …