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Author Keane, Evan Francis
Title The Transient Radio Sky [electronic resource] / by Evan Francis Keane.
Publication Info Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2011.



Descript XIV, 190 p. online resource.
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Contents Transients -- Neutron Stars -- NS Birthrates -- PMSingle -- RRAT Timing -- New Timing Solutions -- X-ray & Optical Observations -- RRATs: An Overview -- Conclusions -- Radio Astronomy Equations -- Neutron Stars: Supplementary -- Birthrates: Supplementary -- PMSingle: Supplementary.-. ỹ
Note The high time-resolution radio sky represents unexplored astronomical territory. This thesis presents a study of the transient radio sky, focussing on millisecond scales. As such, the work is concerned primarily with neutron stars. In particular this research concentrates on a recently identified group of neutron stars, known as RRATs, which exhibit radio bursts every few minutes to every few hours. After analysing neutron star birthrates, a re-analysis of the Parkes Multibeam Pulsar Survey is described which has resulted in the discovery of 19 new transient radio sources. Of these, 12 have been seen to repeat and a followup campaign of observations has been undertaken. These studies have greatly increased our knowledge of the rotational properties of RRATs and enable us to conclude that they are pulsars with extreme nulling and/or pulse-to-pulse modulation. Although the evolution of neutron stars post-supernova is not yet understood, it seems that RRATs fit into the emerging picture in which pulsar magnetospheres switch between stable configurations.
ISBN 9783642196270
Standard # 10.1007/978-3-642-19627-0 doi
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Author Keane, Evan Francis
Series Springer Theses
Springer Theses
Subject Physics.
Astronomy.
Alt author SpringerLink (Online service)
Descript XIV, 190 p. online resource.
text file PDF rda
Contents Transients -- Neutron Stars -- NS Birthrates -- PMSingle -- RRAT Timing -- New Timing Solutions -- X-ray & Optical Observations -- RRATs: An Overview -- Conclusions -- Radio Astronomy Equations -- Neutron Stars: Supplementary -- Birthrates: Supplementary -- PMSingle: Supplementary.-. ỹ
Note The high time-resolution radio sky represents unexplored astronomical territory. This thesis presents a study of the transient radio sky, focussing on millisecond scales. As such, the work is concerned primarily with neutron stars. In particular this research concentrates on a recently identified group of neutron stars, known as RRATs, which exhibit radio bursts every few minutes to every few hours. After analysing neutron star birthrates, a re-analysis of the Parkes Multibeam Pulsar Survey is described which has resulted in the discovery of 19 new transient radio sources. Of these, 12 have been seen to repeat and a followup campaign of observations has been undertaken. These studies have greatly increased our knowledge of the rotational properties of RRATs and enable us to conclude that they are pulsars with extreme nulling and/or pulse-to-pulse modulation. Although the evolution of neutron stars post-supernova is not yet understood, it seems that RRATs fit into the emerging picture in which pulsar magnetospheres switch between stable configurations.
ISBN 9783642196270
Standard # 10.1007/978-3-642-19627-0 doi
Author Keane, Evan Francis
Series Springer Theses
Springer Theses
Subject Physics.
Astronomy.
Alt author SpringerLink (Online service)

Subject Physics.
Astronomy.
Descript XIV, 190 p. online resource.
text file PDF rda
Contents Transients -- Neutron Stars -- NS Birthrates -- PMSingle -- RRAT Timing -- New Timing Solutions -- X-ray & Optical Observations -- RRATs: An Overview -- Conclusions -- Radio Astronomy Equations -- Neutron Stars: Supplementary -- Birthrates: Supplementary -- PMSingle: Supplementary.-. ỹ
Note The high time-resolution radio sky represents unexplored astronomical territory. This thesis presents a study of the transient radio sky, focussing on millisecond scales. As such, the work is concerned primarily with neutron stars. In particular this research concentrates on a recently identified group of neutron stars, known as RRATs, which exhibit radio bursts every few minutes to every few hours. After analysing neutron star birthrates, a re-analysis of the Parkes Multibeam Pulsar Survey is described which has resulted in the discovery of 19 new transient radio sources. Of these, 12 have been seen to repeat and a followup campaign of observations has been undertaken. These studies have greatly increased our knowledge of the rotational properties of RRATs and enable us to conclude that they are pulsars with extreme nulling and/or pulse-to-pulse modulation. Although the evolution of neutron stars post-supernova is not yet understood, it seems that RRATs fit into the emerging picture in which pulsar magnetospheres switch between stable configurations.
Alt author SpringerLink (Online service)
ISBN 9783642196270
Standard # 10.1007/978-3-642-19627-0 doi

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