A Spectral Insight into the Physics of Accreting ms Pulsars

Rosario Iaria, Antonino D'Ai', Tiziana Di Salvo, Riggio, Bozzo, Burderi, Menna, Papitto

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The broadened iron lines observed from accreting compact objects are most easily interpreted in terms of reflection onto the accretion disc of the hard X-ray photons emitted by the central source. In this context, such a broadness is due to the relativistic motion of the reflecting plasma, in the deep gravitational well of the compact object, and can thus serve as a probe of the inner radius of the disc. Here we report about the discovery of such features from a couple of accreting millisecond pulsars, and discuss the constraints which can be derived on the magnetospheric radius.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Binaries: In Celebration of Ron Webbink's 65th Birthday
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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  • General Physics and Astronomy


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