The correlation between blue straggler and binary fractions in the core of Galactic globular clusters

@article{Sollima2008TheCB,
  title={The correlation between blue straggler and binary fractions in the core of Galactic globular clusters},
  author={Antonio Sollima and Barbara Lanzoni and Giacomo Beccari and Francesco R. Ferraro and Flavio Fusi Pecci},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2008},
  volume={481},
  pages={701-704}
}
Context. Blue stragglers stars (BSSs) are thought to form in globular clusters by two main formation channels: $i)$ mergers induced by stellar collisions; and $ii)$ coalescence or mass transfer between companions in binary systems. The detailed study of the BSS properties is therefore crucial for understanding the binary evolution mechanisms and the complex interplay between dynamics and stellar evolution in dense stellar systems. Aims. We present the first comparison between the BSS specific… 

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