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The minimum orbital period in thermal time-scale mass transfer

King, A.R.; Schenker, K.; Kolb, U. and Davies, M.B. (2001). The minimum orbital period in thermal time-scale mass transfer. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 321(2) pp. 327–332.

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We show that the usual picture of supersoft X-ray binary evolution as driven by conservative thermal time-scale mass transfer cannot explain the short orbital periods of RX J0537.7–7034 (3.5 h) and 1E 0035.4–7230 (4.1 h). Non-conservative evolution may produce such periods, but requires very significant mass loss, and is highly constrained.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1365-2966
Keywords: binaries; close; stars; evolution; 1E 0035.4–7230; RX J0537.7–7034; X-rays
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Physical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 4254
Depositing User: Users 6827 not found.
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2014 12:00
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