The Evolution of Galactic X-Ray Binaries by Piet Hut (auth.), Prof. J. Truemper, Prof. W. H. G. Lewin,

By Piet Hut (auth.), Prof. J. Truemper, Prof. W. H. G. Lewin, Dr. W. Brinkmann (eds.)

The notion to carry a convention at the Evolution of Close-Binary X-ray assets grew in the summertime of 1984. at the moment we have been hoping that a few new effects will be harvested within the months to come back which might stimulate additional paintings. We have been really taking a look in the direction of the Euro­ pean X-ray Observatory, EXOSAT, for brand new contributions. How fortunate we have been; really unforeseen advancements happened. simply ahead of the convention, quasi-periodic oscillations (now often called QPO) have been found in 3 vivid low-mass X-ray binaries: GX 5-1, Sco X-1, and Cyg X-2. They performed an enormous position on the assembly. the chance that QPOs suggest a neutron famous person magnetic dipole box, and a neutron famous person rotation interval within the millisecond diversity, acquired loads of recognition. this isn't striking, because it lends help to the belief, advised prior, that the 6-msec binary radio pulsar PSR 1953+29 advanced from a level within which it was once a shiny low-mass X-ray binary. there has been targeted curiosity within the threat of white dwarf cave in right into a neutron big name. this can be a. fairly beautiful technique to shape the intense low-mass X-ray binaries, sometimes called galactic bulge assets. it can let for the potential for a truly younger neutron famous person in a truly outdated binary process. The fairly excessive magnetic fields that you can actually infer from QPO may perhaps then be explained.

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It is therefore still an open question whether or not common envelope evolution results in the formation of two compact objects in a short period orbit. It may be possible that additional physical mechanisms for mass loss are required during the common envelope phase. It is also of importance to extend the twodimensional calculations to the case of a main sequence star orbiting a giant of about 5 MQ , in order to make progress on the problem of the origin of the cataclysmic variables. 24 P. BODENHEIMER AND R.

The neutron stars are formed in binaries, retained in the cluster, and recycled into the cluster core by exchange collisions and binary binary interactions in the dense cores of globulars. Subsequent tidal capture of these free neutron stars gives rise to most of the high luminosity sources in globulars, which are bursters and undoubtedly have main sequence star companions. , neutron star still in its original binary). The rapid burster in Liller 1 may be another such example since its anomalous Type II bursts may be indicative of magnetospheric instabilities in the accretion flow which, in turn, would suggest a relatively young neutron star which has still retained a relatively high magnetic field.

A spectroscopic follow up observation of this and other candidates is being proposed and could establish whether indeed the low luminosity sources are CVs. 5. EVOLUTION OF X-RAY BINARIES ANO HOST GLOBULAR CLUSTERS The white dwarf reservoir implied in globular clusters by the low luminosity X-ray sources, if they are indeed tidally captured white dwarf binaries (Hertz and Grindlay, 1983), is some 20~ of the cluster mass. 5 MQ white dwarfs presently resulting from the evolution of 32 J. E. 8 MG cluster giants (Renzini, 1985) since they had more massive progenitors.

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