Common Patterns in the Evolution between the Luminous Neutron Star Low-Mass X-ray Binary Subclasses

@article{Fridriksson2015CommonPI,
  title={Common Patterns in the Evolution between the Luminous Neutron Star Low-Mass X-ray Binary Subclasses},
  author={Joel K. Fridriksson and Jeroen Homan and Ronald A. Remillard},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena},
  year={2015}
}
The X-ray transient XTE J1701-462 was the first source observed to evolve through all known subclasses of low-magnetic-field neutron star low-mass X-ray binaries (NS-LMXBs), as a result of large changes in its mass accretion rate. To investigate to what extent similar evolution is seen in other NS-LMXBs we have performed a detailed study of the color-color and hardness-intensity diagrams (CDs and HIDs) of Cyg X-2, Cir X-1, and GX 13+1 -- three luminous X-ray binaries, containing weakly… 
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