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Binary Millisecond Pulsar Discovery via Gamma-Ray Pulsations

H. J. Pletsch , L. Guillemot , H. Fehrmann , B. Allen , M. Kramer , C. Aulbert , Markus Ackermann , Marco Ajello , A. de Angelis , W. B. Atwood , Luca Baldini , J. Ballet11 , Guido Barbiellini , D. Bastieri , K. Bechtol , R. Bellazzini , A. W. Borgland , E. Bottacini , T. J. Brandt (1) , J. Bregeon , M. Brigida , R. Buehler , S. Buson , G. A. Caliandro , R. A. Cameron , P. A. Caraveo , J. M. Casandjian (2) , C. Cecchi , Ö. Çelik , E. Charles (3) , R. C. G. Chaves , C. C. Cheung , J. Chiang , S. Ciprini , R. Claus , J. Cohen-Tanugi (4) , J. Conrad , S. Cutini , F. d'Ammando , C. D. Dermer , S. W. Digel , P. S. Drell , A. Drlica-Wagner , R. Dubois , D. Dumora (5) , C. Favuzzi , E. C. Ferrara , A. Franckowiak , Y. Fukazawa , P. Fusco , F. Gardano , N. Gehrels , S. Germani , N. Giglietto , F. Giordano , M. Giroletti , G. Godfrey , I. A. Grenier (2) , M.-H. Grondin , J. E. Grove , S. Guiriec , D. Hadasch , Y. Hanabata , A. K. Harding , P. R. den Hartog , M. Hayashida , E. Hays , A. B. Hill7 , X. Hou (5) , R. E. Hughes , G. Jóhannesson , M. S. Jackson , T. Jogler , A. S. Johnson , W. N. Johnson , J. Kataoka , M. Kerr , Jürgen Knödlseder (1) , M. Kuss , J. Lande (1) , S. Larsson , L. Latronico , M. Lemoine-Goumard (5) , F. Longo , F. Loparco , M. N. Lovellette , P. Lubrano , F. Massaro , M. Mayer , M. N. Mazziotta , J. E. Mcenery , J. Mehault (4) , P. F. Michelson , W. Mitthumsiri , T. Mizuno , M. E. Monzani , A. Morselli , I. V. Moskalenko , S. Murgia , T. Nakamori , R. Nemmen , E. Nuss (4) , M. Ohno , T. Ohsugi , N. Omodei , M. Orienti , E. Orlando , F. de Palma , D. Paneque , J. S. Perkins , F. Piron (4) , G. Pivato , T.A. Porter , S. Rainò , R. Rando , P. S. Ray , M. Razzano , A. Reimer , O. Reimer , T. Reposeur (5) , S. Ritz , R. W. Romani , C. Romoli , D.A. Sanchez , P. M. Saz Parkinson , A. Schulz , C. Sgrò1 , E. Do Couto E Silva , E. J. Siskind , David Stanley Smith (5) , G. Spandre , P. Spinelli , D. J. Suson , H. Takahashi , T. Tanaka , J. B. Thayer , J. G. Thayer , D. J. Thompson , L. Tibaldo , M. Tinivella , E. Troja , T. L. Usher , J. Vandenbroucke , V. Vasileiou (4) , G. Vianello , V. Vitale , A. P. Waite , B. L. Winer , K. S. Wood , M. Wood , Z. Yang , S. Zimmer
H. J. Pletsch
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L. Guillemot
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H. Fehrmann
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B. Allen
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M. Kramer
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C. Aulbert
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Markus Ackermann
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Marco Ajello
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A. de Angelis
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W. B. Atwood
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Luca Baldini
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J. Ballet11
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Guido Barbiellini
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D. Bastieri
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K. Bechtol
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R. Bellazzini
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A. W. Borgland
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E. Bottacini
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J. Bregeon
M. Brigida
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R. Buehler
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S. Buson
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G. A. Caliandro
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R. A. Cameron
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P. A. Caraveo
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C. Cecchi
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Ö. Çelik
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R. C. G. Chaves
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C. C. Cheung
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J. Chiang
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S. Ciprini
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R. Claus
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J. Conrad
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S. Cutini
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F. d'Ammando
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C. D. Dermer
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S. W. Digel
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P. S. Drell
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A. Drlica-Wagner
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R. Dubois
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D. Dumora
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C. Favuzzi
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E. C. Ferrara
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A. Franckowiak
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Y. Fukazawa
P. Fusco
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F. Gardano
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N. Gehrels
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S. Germani
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N. Giglietto
F. Giordano
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M. Giroletti
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G. Godfrey
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M.-H. Grondin
J. E. Grove
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S. Guiriec
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D. Hadasch
Y. Hanabata
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A. K. Harding
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P. R. den Hartog
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M. Hayashida
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E. Hays
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A. B. Hill7
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X. Hou
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R. E. Hughes
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G. Jóhannesson
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M. S. Jackson
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T. Jogler
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A. S. Johnson
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W. N. Johnson
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J. Kataoka
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M. Kerr
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M. Kuss
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S. Larsson
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L. Latronico
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M. Lemoine-Goumard
F. Longo
F. Loparco
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M. N. Lovellette
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P. Lubrano
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F. Massaro
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M. Mayer
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M. N. Mazziotta
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J. E. Mcenery
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P. F. Michelson
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W. Mitthumsiri
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T. Mizuno
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M. E. Monzani
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A. Morselli
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I. V. Moskalenko
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S. Murgia
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T. Nakamori
R. Nemmen
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M. Ohno
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T. Ohsugi
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N. Omodei
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M. Orienti
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E. Orlando
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F. de Palma
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D. Paneque
J. S. Perkins
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G. Pivato
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T.A. Porter
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S. Rainò
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R. Rando
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P. S. Ray
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M. Razzano
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A. Reimer
O. Reimer
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T. Reposeur
S. Ritz
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R. W. Romani
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C. Romoli
D.A. Sanchez
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P. M. Saz Parkinson
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A. Schulz
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C. Sgrò1
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E. Do Couto E Silva
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E. J. Siskind
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David Stanley Smith
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G. Spandre
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P. Spinelli
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D. J. Suson
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H. Takahashi
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T. Tanaka
J. B. Thayer
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J. G. Thayer
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D. J. Thompson
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L. Tibaldo
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M. Tinivella
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E. Troja
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T. L. Usher
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J. Vandenbroucke
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G. Vianello
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V. Vitale
A. P. Waite
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B. L. Winer
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K. S. Wood
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M. Wood
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Z. Yang
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S. Zimmer
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Abstract

Millisecond pulsars, old neutron stars spun up by accreting matter from a companion star, can reach high rotation rates of hundreds of revolutions per second. Until now, all such "recycled" rotation-powered pulsars have been detected by their spin-modulated radio emission. In a computing-intensive blind search of gamma-ray data from the Fermi Large Area Telescope (with partial constraints from optical data), we detected a 2.5-millisecond pulsar, PSR J1311−3430. This unambiguously explains a formerly unidentified gamma-ray source that had been a decade-long enigma, confirming previous conjectures. The pulsar is in a circular orbit with an orbital period of only 93 minutes, the shortest of any spin-powered pulsar binary ever found.

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in2p3-00769556 , version 1 (02-01-2013)

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H. J. Pletsch, L. Guillemot, H. Fehrmann, B. Allen, M. Kramer, et al.. Binary Millisecond Pulsar Discovery via Gamma-Ray Pulsations. Science, 2012, 338, pp.1314-1317. ⟨10.1126/science.1229054⟩. ⟨in2p3-00769556⟩
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