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Neutron star masses in X-ray binaries

Norton, Andrew (2003). Neutron star masses in X-ray binaries. In: , Oct 2003, Cape Town, South Africa.

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Abstract

We discuss the determination of neutron star masses in X-ray binaries and explain the importance of such measurements. Examples are given of two of our recent neutron star mass determinations, in Cen X-3 and Vela X-1. We then discuss prospects for improving such measurements with SALT and the possibility of determining only the seventh neutron star mass in such a system by measuring the radial velocity curve of the recently discovered counterpart to the X-ray pulsar OAO1657--415.

Item Type: Conference Item
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Physical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 4696
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Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2006
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2010 18:23
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/4696
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