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  • Mc Gill University
  • International Space Science Institute

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This is a scientific collaboration team with 8 international members, and piloted by the International Science Space Institute (ISSI) in Bern (CH).

Thermonuclear flashes on accreting neutron stars, observed as Type I X-ray bursts, offer a powerful probe of the conditions inside the dense interior of the neutron star. We propose a combined observational and theoretical effort to understand the lightcurves, energetics and ignition conditions of long duration X-ray bursts, using them to measure the temperature of the neutron star interior, and to constrain the mass and radius of neutron stars from the spectrum of Type I X-ray bursts. These approaches give complementary information about the neutron star interior, constraining the uncertain physics of dense matter.
StatusCurrent
Period01/01/1112/07/14
Financing sourceUdenfor rammen
Research programmeUkendt
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