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The fundamental properties of neutron stars provide a direct test of the equation of state of cold nuclear matter, a relationship between pressure and density that is determined by the physics of the strong interactions between the particles that constitute the star. The most straightforward method of determining these properties is by measuring the(More)
We present initial results from observations of the low-mass X-ray binary EXO 0748−67 with the Reflection Grating Spectrometer on board the XMM-Newton Observatory. The spectra exhibit discrete structure due to absorption and emission from ionized neon, oxygen, and nitrogen. We use the quantitative constraints imposed by the spectral features to develop an(More)
  • A C Brinkman, E Behar, M Güdel, M Audard, A J F Den Boggende, G Branduardi-Raymont +12 others
  • 2001
The RS CVn binary system HR 1099 was extensively observed by the XMM-Newton observatory in February 2000 as its first-light target. A total of 570 ks of exposure time was accumulated with the Reflection Grating Spectrometers (RGS). The integrated X-ray spectrum between 5–35Å is of unprecedented quality and shows numerous features attributed to transitions(More)
the date of receipt and acceptance should be inserted later Abstract. We present the first high resolution X-ray spectrum of the bright O4Ief supergiant star ζ Puppis, obtained with the Reflection Grating Spectrometer on-board XMM-Newton. The spectrum exhibits bright emission lines of hydrogen-like and helium-like ions of nitrogen, oxygen, neon, magnesium,(More)
Gravitationally redshifted absorption lines from highly ionized iron have been previously identified in the burst spectra of the neutron star in EXO 0748−676. To repeat this detection we obtained a long, nearly 600 ks observation of the source with XMM-Newton in 2003. The spectral features seen in the burst spectra from the initial data are not reproduced(More)
Insulin-like growth factor II (IGF-II) is a protein with high structural and sequence similarity to insulin. Unlike insulin, it binds both the type 1 IGF receptor and the exon 11- isoform of the insulin receptor with high affinity. The overexpression and up regulation of IGF-II has been associated with the progression of various forms of cancer. The exact(More)
  • T R Kallman, L Angelini, B Boroson, J Cottam
  • 2008
We analyze observations of the low mass X-ray binary 2S0921-63 obtained with the gratings and CCDs on Chandra and XMM. This object is a high inclination system showing evidence for an accretion disk corona (ADC). Such a corona has the potential to constrain the properties of the heated accretion disk in this system, and other LMXBs by extension. We find(More)
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