Compact Stellar X ray Sources

New observational opportunities have led to an explosion of knowledge in this field. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the astrophysics of compact objects that emit X-rays.

Compact Stellar X ray Sources

Author: Walter Lewin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139451774

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X-ray astronomy is the prime available window on astrophysical compact objects: black holes, neutron stars and white dwarfs. New observational opportunities have led to an explosion of knowledge in this field. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the astrophysics of compact objects that emit X-rays. Sixteen chapters written by the foremost experts in the field cover the observations and the astrophysical interpretation of these objects. Topics covered include binary systems, gamma ray burst sources, anomalous X-ray pulsars, super-soft sources, and enigmatic fast X-ray transients. Further chapters are dedicated to isolated neutron stars and the X-ray source populations of globular clusters. The properties of X-ray binaries are discussed in depth in chapters on quasi-periodic oscillations and related aperiodic X-ray variability, X-ray bursts, black holes, and relativistic jets. This is a valuable reference for both graduate students and active researchers.

Accretion Disks in Compact Stellar Systems

X-ray source has an extent larger than the size of the companion star. This X-ray
emission is believed to come from material above the disk plane, usually called
an "accretion disk corona" (ADC), which scatters photons into the line of sight ...

Accretion Disks in Compact Stellar Systems

Author: J Craig Wheeler

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814504599

Page: 432

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Accretion disks in compact stellar systems containing white dwarfs, neutron stars or black holes are the principal laboratory for understanding the role of accretion disks in a wide variety of environments from proto-stars to quasars. Recent work on disk instabilities and dynamics has given a new theoretical framework with which to study accretion disks. Modeling of time-dependent phenomena provides new insight into the causes and interpretation of photometric and spectroscopic variability and new constraints on the fundamental physical problem — the origin of viscosity in accretion disks. This book contains expert reviews on the nature of limit cycle thermal instabilities and a variety of closely related topics from the theory of angular momentum transport to eclipse mapping of the disk structure. The result is a comprehensive contemporary survey of the structure and evolution of accretion disks in compact binary systems. Contents:Introduction to Accretion Disk Research (J Wood)The Limit Cycle Instability in Dwarf Nova Accretion Disks (J K Cannizzo)Angular Momentum Transport in Low Mass Accretion Disks (E T Vishniac & P H Diamond)The Emission Lines from Accretion Disks in Cataclysmic Variable Stars (E L Robinson et al.)Eclipse Mapping of Accretion Disks: The First Decade (K Horne)Atmospheres of Accretion Disks and the Emerging Spectra (G Shaviv & R Wehrse)Disks and Magnetospheres (A R King & J P Lasota)Mass Loss and the Boundary Layer (J E Drew & W Kley)The Interaction between the Stream and the Accretion Disk (M Livio)Tidal Effects on Accretion Disks in Close Binary Systems (Y Osaki et al.)Accretion Disks in Bright X-Ray Binaries (H Inoue)X-Ray Illumination Models of Soft X-Ray Transients (J M Hameury et al.)Black Hole Accretion Disk Instabilities (S Mineshige & M Kusunose) Readership: Graduate students and researchers in astrophysics. keywords:Accretion Disks in Compact Stellar Systems;Accretion Disks;Cataclysmic Variables;Magnetospheres;Tides;X-Ray Novae;Black Holes;White Dwarfs;Neutron Stars;Eclipse Mapping;Mass Transfer “… a useful source of information on the recent developments of accretion disks as well as a reference book. I would recommend this book to scientists who wish to enlarge their knowledge on the present state of art of the field. Of course, it should be present in any astronomical library.” Classical & Quantum Gravity

Cosmic Magnetic Fields

... Cornelis Zwaan The Galaxies of the Local Group by Sidney van den Bergh
Stellar Rotation by Jean-Louis Tassoul Extreme Ultraviolet Astronomy by Martin
A. Barstow and Jay B. Holberg Compact Stellar X-ray Sources edited by Walter
H. G. ...

Cosmic Magnetic Fields

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High Energy Astrophysics

́Etude th ́eorique du rayonnement synchrotron des radiosources,Annales d'
Astrophysique, 24, 71–85. ... of 25 variable stars in the Small Magellanic Cloud,
Harvard College Observatory Circular, No. 173, 1–2. ... Compact Stellar X-ray
Sources.

High Energy Astrophysics

Author: Malcolm S. Longair

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0511922876

Page: 856

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Providing students with an in-depth account of the astrophysics of high energy phenomena in the Universe, the third edition of this well-established textbook is ideal for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate courses in high energy astrophysics. Building on the concepts and techniques taught in standard undergraduate courses, this textbook provides the astronomical and astrophysical background for students to explore more advanced topics. Special emphasis is given to the underlying physical principles of high energy astrophysics, helping students understand the essential physics. Now consolidated into a single-volume treatment, the third edition has been completely rewritten. It covers the most recent discoveries in areas such as gamma-ray bursts, ultra-high energy cosmic rays and ultra-high energy gamma rays. The topics have been rearranged and streamlined to make them more applicable to a wide range of different astrophysical problems.

Review

1 – The x - ray sources in the HEAO A - 1 catalog , displayed as a full - sky map in
galactic coordinates ... The 50 brightest objects in the catalog are mostly compact
stellar objects in our own galaxy , with the identified compact stellar objects ...

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X ray Binaries

This long-awaited volume provides graduate students and researchers with the standard reference on X-ray binaries.

X ray Binaries

Author: Walter H. G. Lewin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521599344

Page: 676

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This long-awaited volume provides graduate students and researchers with the standard reference on X-ray binaries.

Production and Analysis of Polarized X Rays

Theoretical Models for Stellar X - ray Polarization in Compact Objects P .
Mészáros Pennsylvania State University ... Park , PA 16802 ABSTRACT
Degenerate stellar objects are expected to be strong sources of polarized X - ray
emission .

Production and Analysis of Polarized X Rays

Author: D. P. Siddons

Publisher: Society of Photo Optical

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Page: 198

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Compact Galactic X ray Sources

The discovery of iron lines in clusters of galaxies , supernova remnants and some
galactic X - ray sources ( see , e . g . ... 1974 ; Kelley and Bradt 1979 ) , to most
stellar X - ray sources on longer time scales ( see , e . g . , Forman et al . 1976 ; Li
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Compact Galactic X ray Sources

Author: Frederick Lamb

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A Population Explosion

The Nature & Evolution of X-ray Binaries in Diverse Environments Reba
Bandyopadhyay, Stefanie Wachter, Dawn Gelino, Christopher Gelino ...
References Fabbiano , G . , & White , N . E . 2006 , in Compact stellar X - ray
sources , ed .

A Population Explosion

Author: Reba Bandyopadhyay

Publisher: American Institute of Physics

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Page: 420

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Technological advances in X-ray astronomy have recently led to the discovery of a large number of previously undetected accreting binaries, increasing by an order of magnitude their known population in the Galaxy. This meeting addressed the current state of observational and theoretical research into the X-ray binary population as a whole, including both well-studied systems and the newly discovered populations, and examined the interaction of X-ray binaries with their environment within our own Galaxy and in external galaxies.

New Horizons in Astronomy

In the long run , the high effective area of planned missions such as Constellation
- X will make it possible to study IMBH ... Pakull , M. 2004 , MNRAS , 349 , 39
Fabbiano , G. , & White , N. E. 2006 , in Compact Stellar X - ray Sources , ed .

New Horizons in Astronomy

Author: Sheila Jane Kannappan

Publisher: Astronomical Society of the pacific

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Simbol X Focusing on the Hard X Ray Universe

Proceedings of the Second International Simbol-X Symposium Jérôme
Rodriguez, Phillippe Ferrando. ( ADAF ) [ 31 ] or a ... J . E . McClintock , and R . A
. Remillard , Black hole binaries , Compact stellar X - ray sources , 2006 , pp . 157
- 213 .

Simbol X  Focusing on the Hard X Ray Universe

Author: Phillippe Ferrando

Publisher: American Institute of Physics

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Page: 381

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Simbol-X is a high energy astrophysics mission dedicated to hard X-ray imaging and spectroscopy in the 0.5-100 keV X-ray band. The several orders of magnitudes of improvement in angular resolution and sensitivity over all instruments which have operated so far in hard X-rays is obtained by using grazing incidence optics in a very long focal plane length telescope allowed by the new formation flying technology. The breakthrough in instrumentation will power a new window in astrophysics and cosmology, and will offer a large discovery space. Crucial advancements in black hole physics and census, and particle accelerations mechanisms will be possible. These define the core science objectives of the mission. The symposium consists of presentations on all aspects relevant to this mission both from the technical and scientific approaches.

Contributions

Pulsars have recently been reviewed in this series by Ruderman ( 1972 ) ; they
may be the same type of stellar object as many compact X - ray sources , viz
neutron stars , but the driving force behind their X - ray emission is basically
different .

Contributions

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Progress of Theoretical Physics

It is natural to expect , that such objects are significantly less e nt than ~ stellar
mass black holes . The transition from ~ stellar mass BH ... Astron . Astrophys . 27
( 1989 ) , 87 . G . Fabbiano and N . White , in Compact Stellar X - ray Sources , ed
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Progress of Theoretical Physics

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X ray Observations of Rotation Powered Pulsars

B . M . , et al . , 2001 , ApJ , 562 , L163 Kaspi , V . M . , Roberts , M . S . E . , &
Harding , A . K . , 2004 , to appear in “ Compact Stellar X - ray Sources " , eds . W .
H . G . Lewin and M . van der Klis Kramer . M . , Bell , J . F . , Manchester , R . N . ,
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X ray Observations of Rotation Powered Pulsars

Author: Emre Tepedelenlioǧlu

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High Energy Gamma Ray Astronomy

Proceedings of the Fourth International Meeting on High Energy Gamma-Ray
Astronomy F.A. Aharonian, Werner ... V . M . Kaspi , M . S . E . Roberts , and A . K .
Harding , Isolated neutron stars , Compact stellar X - ray sources , 2006 , pp .

High Energy Gamma Ray Astronomy

Author: F.A. Aharonian

Publisher: Amer Inst of Physics

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The fourth in a series of major international conferences in the field of Gamma-Ray Astronomy, attended by leading experts as well as young scientists from many universities and research centers. The symposium covered the basic observational and many theoretical topics related to ground and space-based Gamma-Ray Astronomy, Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology.