The evolution of single pulsars on a p- diagram

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The evolution of single galactic field pulsars on a P-˙P diagram is considered. An unavoidable increase in the mean value of braking indices n averaged over many years, for pulsars with characteristic times  in the range 4.5 < log  < 5.5, of up to 5 and more is shown. Some candidates for such pulsars are suggested. The increase in deviation between the real lifetimes t, of pulsars and their characteristic times , with increase in , is explained. The important result of this work is that the origin of single pulsars with a relatively low magnetic field B < 3 × 1011 G and with  > 107 years is established. The problem is solved by assuming that the birth of pulsars can be happen at the mentioned values, too. Such births occur, probably, as a result of disruption of binary systems after the second supernova explosion in high-mass X-ray binary systems. In these binaries, mass accretion on the surface of X-ray pulsars leads to a decrease in the magnetic field from its initial value B ≈ 1012-1013 G to B < 3 × 1011 G .

Keywords: Evolution; Origin; Pulsar

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10556790410001666337

Affiliations: 1: Institute of Physics Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences Baku Azerbaijan 2: Akdeniz University Fen Faculty Dumlupinar Bulvari Kampus 0758 Antalia Turkey

Publication date: April 1, 2004

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