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Constraining Progenitors of Observed LMXBs Using CARB Magnetic Braking

  title={Constraining Progenitors of Observed LMXBs Using CARB Magnetic Braking},
  author={Kenny X. Van and Natalia Ivanova},
We present a new method for constraining the mass transfer evolution of low mass X-ray binaries (LMXBs) a reverse population synthesis technique. This is done using the detailed 1D stellar evolution code MESA (Modules for Experiments in Stellar Astrophysics) to evolve a high-resolution grid of binary systems spanning a comprehensive range of initial donor masses and orbital periods. We use the recently developed Convection And Rotation Boosted (CARB) magnetic braking scheme. The CARB magnetic… Expand


Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables
a b s t r a c t The ab initio quasirelativistic Hartree–Fock method developed specifically for the calculation of spectral parameters of heavy atoms and highly charged ions is used to deriveExpand
MESA SDK for Linux, 20190503, Zenodo, doi: 10.5281/zenodo.2669541
  • 2019
Computing in science & engineering