We present the discovery of 5 millisecond pulsars found in the mid-Galactic latitude portion of the High Time Resolution Universe (HTRU) Survey. The pulsars have rotational periods from ∼2.3 ms to ∼7.5 ms, and all are in binary systems with orbital periods ranging from ∼0.3 to ∼150 d. In four of these systems, the most likely companion is a white dwarf, with minimum masses of ∼0.2M⊙. The other pulsar, J1731-1847, has a very low mass companion and exhibits eclipses, and is thus a member of the "black widow" class of pulsar binaries. These new discoveries occupy a short-period and high-dispersion measure (DM) region of parameter space, which we demonstrate is a direct consequence of the high time and frequency resolution of the HTRU survey. © 2011 American Institute of Physics.
|Name||American Institute of Physics Conference Series|
|Conference||Radio Pulsars: An Astrophysical Key to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe|
|Period||1/07/11 → …|