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The helium star donor channel for the progenitors of Type Ia supernovae
Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) play an important role in astrophysics, especially in the study of cosmic evolution. Several progenitor models for SNe Ia have been proposed in the past. In this paper weExpand
Formation of Black Widows and Redbacks?Two Distinct Populations of Eclipsing Binary Millisecond Pulsars
Eclipsing binary millisecond pulsars (MSPs; the so-called black widows and redbacks) can provide important information about accretion history, pulsar irradiation of their companion stars, and theExpand
Initial-final mass relationship for stars of different metallicities
Context. The initial-final mass relationship (IFMR) for stars is important in many astrophysical fields of study, such as the evolution of galaxies, the properties of type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) andExpand
Post-merger evolution of carbon-oxygen + helium white dwarf binaries and the origin of R Coronae Borealis and extreme helium stars
Orbital decay by gravitational-wave radiation will cause some close-binary white dwarfs (WDs) to merge within a Hubble time. The results from previous hydrodynamical WD-merger simulations have beenExpand
Adiabatic Mass Loss in Binary Stars - I. Computational Method
The asymptotic response of donor stars in interacting binary systems to very rapid mass loss is characterized by adiabatic expansion throughout their interiors. In this limit, energy generation andExpand
Mass transfer from a giant star to a main-sequence companion and its contribution to long-orbital-period blue stragglers
Binary population synthesis shows that mass transfer from a giant star to a main-sequence ( MS) companion may account for some observed long-orbital-period blue stragglers. However, little attentionExpand
The Impact of Type Ia Supernova Explosions on the Companion in a Binary System
Using a simple analytic method, we can calculate the impact effect between the ejecta of a SN Ia and its companion to survey the influence of the initial parameters of the progenitor's system, whichExpand
Adiabatic Mass Loss in Binary Stars. II. From Zero-Age Main Sequence to the Base of the Giant Branch
In the limit of extremely rapid mass transfer, the response of a donor star in an interacting binary becomes asymptotically one of adiabatic expansion. We survey here adiabatic mass loss fromExpand
KIC 8262223: A Post-Mass Transfer Eclipsing Binary Consisting of a Delta Scuti Pulsator and a Helium White Dwarf Precursor
KIC~8262223 is an eclipsing binary with a short orbital period ($P=1.61$ d). The {\it Kepler} light curves are of Algol-type and display deep and partial eclipses, ellipsoidal variations, andExpand
The orbital periods of subdwarf B binaries produced by the first stable Roche Lobe overflow channel
Long-orbital-period subdwarf B (sdB) stars with main-sequence companions are believed to be the product of stable Roche Lobe overflow (RLOF), a scenario challenged by recent observations. Here, weExpand