Evolutionary Sequences for Low- and Intermediate-Mass X-Ray Binaries

  title={Evolutionary Sequences for Low- and Intermediate-Mass X-Ray Binaries},
  author={Philipp Podsiadlowski and Saul A. Rappaport and Eric D. Pfahl},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  pages={1107 - 1133}
We present the results of a systematic study of the evolution of low- and intermediate-mass X-ray binaries (LMXBs and IMXBs). Using a standard Henyey-type stellar evolution code and a standard model for binary interactions, we have calculated 100 binary evolution sequences containing a neutron star and a normal-type companion star, where the initial mass of the secondary ranges from 0.6 to 7 M☉ and the initial orbital period from ~4 hr to ~100 days. This range samples the entire range of… 


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