A population study of type II bursts in the Rapid Burster

  title={A population study of type II bursts in the Rapid Burster},
  author={T. Bagnoli and Jean in 't Zand and Caroline R. D'Angelo and Duncan K. Galloway},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
Type II bursts are thought to arise from instabilities in the accretion flow on to a neutron star in an X-ray binary. Despite having been known for almost 40 years, no model can yet satisfactorily account for all their properties. To shed light on the nature of this phenomenon and provide a reference for future theoretical work, we study the entire sample of Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer data of type II bursts from the Rapid Burster (MXB 1730−335). We find that type II bursts are Eddington… Expand
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