Lorimer et al. have recently reported that the spin-down age (similar to 7 x 10(9) yr) of the low-mass binary pulsar PSR J1012+5307 is much higher than the cooling age (3 x 10(8) yr) of its white dwarf companion. The proposed solutions for this discrepancy are outlined and discussed. In particular, the revised cooling age estimate proposed by Alberts ct al. agrees with data from other low-mass binary pulsar systems if a transition to the 'classical' cooling regime occurs between similar to 0.14 and similar to 0.28 M.. If this transition is excluded, PSR J1012+5307 seems to have finished its accretion phase far from the spin-up line.

PSR J1012+5307: younger than it looks?

BURDERI, LUCIANO;
1998

Abstract

Lorimer et al. have recently reported that the spin-down age (similar to 7 x 10(9) yr) of the low-mass binary pulsar PSR J1012+5307 is much higher than the cooling age (3 x 10(8) yr) of its white dwarf companion. The proposed solutions for this discrepancy are outlined and discussed. In particular, the revised cooling age estimate proposed by Alberts ct al. agrees with data from other low-mass binary pulsar systems if a transition to the 'classical' cooling regime occurs between similar to 0.14 and similar to 0.28 M.. If this transition is excluded, PSR J1012+5307 seems to have finished its accretion phase far from the spin-up line.
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