Living Reviews in Relativity

"Binary and Millisecond Pulsars"
by
Duncan R. Lorimer  

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Abstract
1 Introduction and Overview
2 Pulsar Phenomenology
2.1 The lighthouse model
2.2 Pulse periods and slowdown rates
2.3 Pulse profiles
2.4 Interstellar dispersion and the pulsar distance scale
2.5 Pulsars in binary systems
2.6 Evolution of normal and millisecond pulsars
2.7 Isolated recycled pulsars
2.8 Pulsar velocities
2.9 Current and future binary and millisecond pulsar search strategies
2.10 Going further
3 Pulsar Statistics and Demography
3.1 Selection effects in pulsar searches
3.2 Correcting the observed pulsar sample
3.3 The population of normal and millisecond pulsars
3.4 The population of relativistic binaries
3.5 Going further
4 Principles and Applications of Pulsar Timing
4.1 Observing basics
4.2 The timing model
4.3 Timing stability
4.4 Timing binary pulsars
4.5 Pulsar timing and gravitational wave detection
4.6 Going further
5 Summary and Future Prospects
6 Acknowledgements
A Tables of Binary and Millisecond Pulsars
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