Astrophysics (index)

P-Pdot Diagram

(diagram comparing the spin and the slowing of pulsars)

A P-Pdot Diagram is a graph plotting the periods of Pulsars with the rate of change in their periods. It reveals interesting characteristics of pulsars.

The diagrams tend to show a difference between binary pulsars and lone pulsars, where the binary pulsars have a shorter period and are slower to slow down.