On the nature of SMC X-1

  title={On the nature of SMC X-1},
  author={X. Li and Edward P. J. van den Heuvel},
The 0.71 s X-ray pulsar SMC X-1 has some distinct features from other X-ray pulsars. It maintained a stable spinup though in X-rays both lowand high-intensity states have been observed. An X-ray burst was discovered from SMC X-1, and was probably generated by an instability in the accretion flow. Using the modified magnetically threaded accretion disk… CONTINUE READING