STAR FORMATION HISTORY AND X-RAY BINARY POPULATIONS: THE CASE OF THE SMALL MAGELLANIC CLOUD

@article{Antoniou2010STARFH,
  title={STAR FORMATION HISTORY AND X-RAY BINARY POPULATIONS: THE CASE OF THE SMALL MAGELLANIC CLOUD},
  author={Vallia Antoniou and Andreas Zezas and Despina Hatzidimitriou and Vicky Kalogera Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and Physics Department and University of Crete and Greece. and Iowa State University and IESL-FORTH and University of Athens and Northwestern University},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={716},
  pages={528-553}
}
Using Chandra, XMM-Newton, and optical photometric catalogs we study the young X-ray binary (XRB) populations of the Small Magellanic Cloud. We find that the Be/X-ray binaries (Be-XRBs) are observed in regions with star formation rate bursts ~25-60 Myr ago. The similarity of this age with the age of maximum occurrence of the Be phenomenon (~40 Myr) indicates that the presence of a circumstellar decretion disk plays a significant role in the number of observed XRBs in the 10-100 Myr age range… Expand

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