KeywordsPhysics, Astronomy and Astrophysics.
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Other TitlesAspects of neutron star populations
PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThis dissertation clarifies two aspects of neutron-star formation and evolution: the formation of neutron stars through the accretion-induced collapse of white dwarfs and the common envelope evolution of neutron stars. In both cases, we utilize a 1-D lagrangean and 2-D SPH hydrodynamics codes equipped with a broad range of physics including neutrino emission, absorption, and transport, general relativity and dense equations of state. These results are then applied to a Monte-Carlo population synthesis code to study the effects of kicks placed upon neutron stars near the time of their formation. By comparing these results with the current observational data, we find that a bimodal kick distribution of neutron-star kicks is required.
Degree ProgramGraduate College