Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2016

Abstract

Rotating Radio Transients (RRATs) are a subclass of pulsars first identified in 2006 that are detected only in searches for single pulses and not through their time averaged emission. Here, we present the results of observations of 19 RRATs using the first station of the Long Wavelength Array (LWA1) at frequencies between 30 MHz and 88 MHz. The RRATs observed here were first detected in higher frequency pulsar surveys. Of the 19 RRATs observed, 2 sources were detected and their dispersion measures, periods, pulse profiles, and flux densities are reported and compared to previous higher frequency measurements. We find a low detection rate (11%), which could be a combination of the lower sensitivity of LWA1 compared to the higher frequency telescopes, and the result of scattering by the interstellar medium or a spectral turnover. Taylor, G B; Stovall, K; McCrackan, M; McLaughlin, M A; Miller, R; Karako-Argaman, C; Dowell, J; Schinzel, F K

Source Citation

Taylor, G. B., Stovall, K., Mccrackan, M., Mclaughlin, M. A., Miller, R., Karako-Argaman, C.,… Schinzel, F. K. (2016). Observations Of Rotating Radio Transients With The First Station Of The Long Wavelength Array. The Astrophysical Journal, 831(2), 140. http://doi.org/10.3847/0004-637X/831/2/140

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