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Complex rotational dynamics of the neutron star in Hercules X-1 revealed by X-ray polarization

Complex rotational dynamics of the neutron star in Hercules X-1 revealed by X-ray polarization

  • JH analyzed the data and wrote the draft of the article. JP led the work of the IXPE Topical Working Group on Accreting Neutron Stars and contributed to the interpretation and text. VD, DG-C., IC, A. Mushtukov., SST, DM and VFS contributed to the interpretation of the results and writing the text. A. Mushtukov created Figure 3. MB and GGP acted as internal referees of the article and contributed to its interpretation. Other members of the IXPE collaboration contributed to the design of the mission and its science case, and to the planning of the observations. All authors provided input and comments on the article.