Observations of glitches in PSR 0833-45 and 1641-45

Flanagan, Claire Susan (1995) Observations of glitches in PSR 0833-45 and 1641-45. PhD thesis, Rhodes University.

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An eleven-year series of radio timing observations of 0833- 45 (Vela) and PSR 1641- 45 is presented. During this time, five large spin-ups ("glitches") were observed in 0833- 45 and one in 1641-45. The stellar response to these events is investigated, and the three relat ively long complete inter-glitch intervals in 0833-45 are modeled. The results are of relevance to studies of the interiors of neutron stars. The initial aim of the project - to obtain good observational coverage of large glitches in the Vela pulsar - was successfully achieved, and high quality observations of the periods between glitches were obtained as a by-product. The results of the analysis presented here provide support for the existence of both linear and non-linear coupling in the Vela pulsar, and put a limit on the former in PSR 1641- 45. The recently observed existence of a rapidly recovering component of part of a glitch in Vela was verified in the subsequent glitch, although there is now evidence to contradict the suggestion that this component involves a particular region of the star that is implicated in every glitch. Observations of a recent glitch in the same pulsar have resolved a small component of the spin-up; such a component has not been reported for any other large glitch

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Glitches, Pulses, Neutron stars
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Science > Physics & Electronics
Supervisors:Nicolson, George and Baart, Eddie
ID Code:3297
Deposited By: Mrs Carol Perold
Deposited On:05 Sep 2012 08:11
Last Modified:05 Sep 2012 08:11
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