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Paper: To Accrete or not to Accrete: The Dilemma of the Recycling Scenario
Volume: 328, Binary Radio Pulsars
Page: 269
Authors: Burderi, L.; D'Antona, F.; Di Salvo, T.; Lavagetto, G.; Iaria, R.; Robba, N.R.
Abstract: We study the evolution of a low-mass X-ray binary by coupling a binary stellar evolution code with a general relativistic code that describes the behaviour of the neutron star. We find that non-conservative mass transfer scenarios are required to prevent the formation of submillisecond pulsars and/or the collapse to a black hole. We discuss the sweeping effects of an active magnetodipole rotator on the transferred matter as a promising mechanism to obtain highly non-conservative evolutions.
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