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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.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-8711.2001.04002.x
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Abstract

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
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/4254
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