BLACK HOLE AND NEUTRON STAR TRANSIENTS IN QUIESCENCE

@article{Menou1999BLACKHA,
  title={BLACK HOLE AND NEUTRON STAR TRANSIENTS IN QUIESCENCE},
  author={K. Menou and A. Esin and R. Narayan and M. R. Garcia and J. Lasota and Jeffrey E. McClintock Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and DARC-CNRS and O. Paris-meudon and Caltech},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={1999},
  volume={520},
  pages={276-291}
}
  • K. Menou, A. Esin, +6 authors Caltech
  • Published 1999
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • We consider the X-ray luminosity difference between neutron star and black hole soft X-ray transients (NS and BH SXTs) in quiescence. The current observational data suggest that BH SXTs are significantly fainter than NS SXTs. The luminosities of quiescent BH SXTs are consistent with the predictions of binary-evolution models for the mass transfer rate if (1) accretion occurs via an advection-dominated accretion flow (ADAF) in these systems and (2) the accreting compact objects have event… CONTINUE READING
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