- Conference date: 10–15 October 2010
- Location: Chia, Sardinia, (Italy)
We describe our studies of the radio and high‐energy properties of Rotating Radio Transients (RRATs). We find that the radio pulse intensity distributions are log‐normal, with power‐law tails evident in two cases. For the three RRATs with coverage over a wide range of frequency, the mean spectral index is roughly in the range of normal pulsars. We do not observe anomalous magnetar‐like spectra for any RRATs. Our 94‐ks XMM‐Newton observation of the high magnetic field RRAT reveals a blackbody spectrum with an unusual absorption feature at ∼1 keV. We find no evidence for X‐ray bursts or other X‐ray variability. We performed a correlation analysis of the X‐ray photons with radio pulses detected in concurrent observations with the Green Bank, Effelsberg, and Parkes telescopes. We find no evidence for any correlations between radio pulse emission and X‐ray photons, perhaps suggesting that sporadicity is not due to variations in magnetospheric particle density but to changes in beaming or coherence.
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