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Super-orbital periods in X-ray binaries


Sood, R and Farrell, S and O'Neill, P and Dieters, S, Super-orbital periods in X-ray binaries, Advances in Space Research, 40, (10) pp. 1528-1531. ISSN 0273-1177 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.asr.2007.02.057


Super-orbital periods have been reported from more than 30 X-ray binaries, but no consistent picture has emerged as to the underlying mechanism behind these periods. Only four of the sources have exhibited stable super-orbital periods over intervals of several years, and three of these are classed as high mass X-ray binaries. The remaining sources are split approximately equally between low mass and high mass binaries. We have searched for correlations with known properties of the binary systems for all the sources, viz. compact object spin periods, orbital periods, accretion disc precession, and companion star properties. We present the results of our investigations. © 2007 COSPAR.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Astronomical sciences
Research Field:Galactic astronomy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
UTAS Author:Dieters, S (Dr Stefan Dieters)
ID Code:49101
Year Published:2007
Web of Science® Times Cited:13
Deposited By:Physics
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2008-06-07

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