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On the putative class of B[e] X-ray binaries

Clark, J.S. (2006). On the putative class of B[e] X-ray binaries. ASP Conference Series, 355 pp. 269–279.

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Abstract

We discuss the putative class of B[e] X-ray binaries, with reference to currently identified candidate systems, focusing on CI Cam and the newly identified class of highly obscured hard X-ray sources detected by INTEGRAL. We suggest that such a class will likely consist of two types of object in which the B[e] phenomenon is (i) intrinsic to the mass donor or (ii) a result of binarity. Finally, we discuss the difficulties inherent in observing B[e] X-ray binaries and the physical motivations for their study, which include the origin of the Galactic hard X-ray emission and the propagation of jets in dense media.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2006 by Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
ISSN: 1050-3390
Extra Information: Proceedings of the Conference held 10-16 July, 2005, at the Isle of Vlieland, The Netherlands. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2006., p.269
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Physical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 15149
Depositing User: Astrid Peterkin
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2009 10:29
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2014 14:58
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/15149
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