Polarised infrared emission from X-ray binary jets ⋆

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Near-infrared (NIR) and optical polarimetric observations of a selection of X-ray binaries are presented. The targets were observed using the Very Large Telescope and the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope. We detect a significant level (3σ) of linear polarisation in four sources. The polarisation is found to be intrinsic (at the > 3σ level) in two sources… (More)

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