Gamma rays from millisecond pulsars

Bhattacharya, D. ; Srinivasan, G. (1991) Gamma rays from millisecond pulsars Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy, 12 (1). pp. 17-25. ISSN 0250-6335

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We estimate the contribution of millisecond pulsars to the diffuse gamma-ray background of the Galaxy, and show that a significant fraction of the Galactic background may originate from them. A small number of the unidentified COS-B point sources may, in fact, be millisecond pulsars. It is argued that several hundred millisecond pulsars may be detectable as point sources by the GRO satellite.

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Keywords:Pulsars; Millisecond; Gamma-ray Emission; Diffuse Gamma-ray Background
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