Inhomogeneous Accretion Flow in X-ray Binary Pulsars

Natale Robba, Van Der Klis, Menna, Stella, Burden

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We analyze the power spectrum of SAX J1808.4-3658, the first accreting millisecond binary pulsar discovered, to look for a broadening in the wings of the harmonic line, in analogy to what had been previously found in some high mass X-ray binaries. We indeed detect a broadening at the base of the 401 Hz peak, which is consistent with the convolution of the low frequency noise present in the power spectrum with the harmonic line. We interpret this as the result of a coupling between a fraction of the aperiodic and periodic variability, suggesting that at least part of the noise originates in a region close to the neutron star surface at the magnetic poles.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Numero di pagine8
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2005

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