Accreting millisecond X-ray pulsars: 10 years of INTEGRAL observations

M Falanga, L Kuiper, J Poutanen, D. K. Galloway, E Bozzo, A Goldwurm, W Hermsen, L Stella

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During the last 10 years, INTEGRAL made a unique contribution to the study of accreting millisecond X-ray pulsars (AMXPs), discovering three of the 14 sources now known of this class. Besides increasing the number of known AMXPs, INTEGRAL also carried out observations of these objects above 20 keV, substantially advancing our understanding of their behaviour. We present here a review of all the AMXPs observed with INTEGRAL and discuss the physical interpretation of their behaviour in the X-ray domain. We focus in particular on the lightcurve profile during outburst, as well as the timing, spectral, and thermonuclear type-I X-ray bursts properties.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Science - 9th INTEGRAL Workshop and Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Launch, INTEGRAL 2012
Subtitle of host publicationBibliotheque Nationale de France; France; 15 October 2012 through 19 October 2012; Code 99184
PublisherScuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (S I S S A)
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventAn INTEGRAL view of the high-energy sky (the first 10 years): Volume 176 - An INTEGRAL view of the high-energy sky (the first 10 years) - 9th INTEGRAL Workshop and celebration of the 10th anniversary of the launch - Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France
Duration: 15 Oct 201219 Oct 2012
Conference number: 9th

Publication series

NameProceedings of Science
ISSN (Electronic)1824-8039


WorkshopAn INTEGRAL view of the high-energy sky (the first 10 years)
Abbreviated titleINTEGRAL 2012
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