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Transient taxonomy

Haswell, C. A. and King, A. R. (2001). Transient taxonomy. American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings, 599(1) pp. 642–645.

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We show that low-mass X-ray binary analogues of all the subtypes of cataclysmic variables exist. In particular neutron-star systems such as EXO 0748–68 or X2129+470, which abruptly switch on or off, are similar to the Z Cam systems. Their mass transfer rates lie close to the boundary between stable and unstable disc accretion, and they are carried across it by variations in these rates, perhaps resulting from spots on the companion star. More complex variability is possible if disc irradiation is only partially effective. This may occur in X1705–440.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0094-243X
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Physical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 10933
Depositing User: Astrid Peterkin
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2008
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:08
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