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Binary and Millisecond Pulsars at the New Millennium

Update available: http://www.livingreviews.org/lrr-2005-7

Duncan R. Lorimer
Arecibo Observatory
HC3 Box 53995
Puerto Rico 00612, U.S.A.
http://www.naic.edu/~dunc /

(Accepted 20 April 2001)


We review the properties and applications of binary and millisecond pulsars. Our knowledge of these exciting objects has greatly increased in recent years, mainly due to successful surveys which have brought the known pulsar population to over 1300. There are now 56 binary and millisecond pulsars in the Galactic disk and a further 47 in globular clusters. This review is concerned primarily with the results and spin-offs from these surveys which are of particular interest to the relativity community.

This article updates the Living Reviews article 1998-10 by Duncan Lorimer, published on 25 September 1998.

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image Binary and Millisecond Pulsars at the New Millennium
Duncan R. Lorimer
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