Colliding Winds from Early-Type Stars in Binary Systems

  title={Colliding Winds from Early-Type Stars in Binary Systems},
  author={Ian R. Stevens and John M. Blondin and Andrew M. T. Pollock},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
The dynamics of the wind and shock structure formed by the wind collision in early-type binary systems is examined by means of a 2D hydrodynamics code, which self-consistently accounts for radiative cooling, and represents a significant improvement over previous attempts to model these systems. The X-ray luminosity and spectra of the shock-heated region, accounting for wind attenuation and the influence of different abundances on the resultant level and spectra of X-ray emission are calculated… 
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