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- 1Accreting millisecond X-ray pulsar
- 1Cooling Neutron Stars
- 1General relativity
Neutron stars (NSs) are some of the densest objects in the universe. In this thesis, I focus on studying X-ray thermal emission from neutron stars, using X-ray observations of different varieties of NSs. X-ray observations can put constraints on the mass and radius of NSs, and thus on density and...
Neutron stars provide the key to understanding the equation of state at the highest pressure and density. Constraining the mass-radius relation of neu- tron stars will provide opportunities to test the currently conflicting candidates for the equation of state. Next generation instruments, such...
The equation of state for cold ultra-dense matter has puzzled astrophysicists for decades. This is because the conditions of supra-nuclear density matter, such as those in neutron stars, are not terrestrially replicable. X-ray light curves from accreting neutron stars have proven to be useful...
A young neutron star cools mainly via neutrino emission from the star's core. Thus, the thermal evolution of neutron stars reflects changes in their core, constraining temperature-sensitive properties such as the composition of the core and the envelope of the neutron star. The neutron star in...