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Paper: Fast Search Techniques for High Energy Pulsars
Volume: 271, Neutron Stars in Supernova Remnants
Page: 361
Authors: Ransom, S. M.
Abstract: Modified versions of two ``standard'' pulsar search techniques are presented that allow large-scale searches for pulsations in long duration high-energy data sets using relatively modest amounts of computer time. For small numbers of photons (Nphot < ~104), optimized brute-force epoch folding searches are preferred. For larger numbers of photons, advanced Fourier domain acceleration searches are used. Using these techniques, my collaborators and I have searched Chandra observations of the Cas A supernova remnant (SNR) point source and the isolated neutron star RX J1856.5-3754 for pulsations, and confirmed the 65.6-ms pulsar in the 3C 58 SNR during a blind search of archival RXTE data.
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