Tuesday, March 12, 2013

1303.2454 (Chunhua Zhu et al.)

Donors of Persistent Neutron-star Low-mass X-ray Binaries    [PDF]

Chunhua Zhu, Guoiliang Lv, Zhaojun Wang, Na Wang
Properties of X-ray luminosities in low-mass X-ray binaries (LMXBs) mainly depend on donors. We have carried out a detailed study of donors in persistent neutron-star LMXBs (PLMXBs) by means of a population synthesis code. PLMXBs with different donors have different formation channels. Our numerical simulations show that more than 90% of PLMXBs have main sequence (MS) donors, and PLMXBs with red giant (RG) donors via stellar wind (Wind) are negligible. In our model, most of neutron stars (NSs) in PLMXBs with hydrogen-rich donors form via core-collapse supernovae, while more than 90% of NSs in PLMXBs with naked helium star (He) donors or white dwarf (WD) donors form via an evolution-induced collapse via helium star ($1.4 \leq M_{\rm He}/M_\odot \leq 2.5$) or an accretion-induced collapses for an accreting ONeMg WD.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1303.2454

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