Vol 21, No 7

30 glitches in 18 radio pulsars

Hong-Yi Liu, Shi-Qi Zhou, Yu-Qi Zhang, Zhong-Wen Feng, Xia Zhou


Abstract Pulsar timing is a classic technology of detecting irregularities in pulsar rotation. We carried out this method for 18 young radio pulsars, with long-term timing observations obtained between 2007 and 2015 using the Parkes 64-m radio telescope. As a result, 30 glitches were identified, ranging from \(0.75 \times 10^{-9}\) to \(8.6 \times 10^{-6}\) in the relative glitch sizes \(\Delta\nu/\nu\), where \(\nu = 1/P\) is the pulse frequency. These glitches are composed of 26 new glitches and four published glitches with new exponential recoveries. All pulsars exhibit normal glitches, and six pulsars were observed to undergo a glitch event for the first time. We discuss the properties and implications for neutron-star physics of these glitches, and show that they are in agreement with previous work, except that the cumulative probability distributions of the mean waiting times for PSRs J0537–6910, J1341–6220 and J1740–3015 are not in consonance with the Poisson model.


Keywords methods: data analysis — stars: neutron — pulsars: general

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