Mass transfer and disc formation in AGB binary systems

  title={Mass transfer and disc formation in AGB binary systems},
  author={Zhuo Chen and Adam Frank and Eric G. Blackman and Jason Nordhaus and Jonathan Carroll-Nellenback},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
We investigate mass transfer and the formation of disc in binary systems using a combination of numerical simulations and theory. We consider six models distinguished by binary separation, secondary mass and outflow mechanisms. Each system consists of an asymptotic-giant-branch (AGB) star and an accreting secondary. The AGB star loses its mass via a wind. In one of our six models, the AGB star incurs a short period of outburst. In all cases, the secondary accretes part of the ejected mass and… 

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