The efficiency of nuclear burning during thermonuclear (Type I) bursts as a function of accretion rate

  title={The efficiency of nuclear burning during thermonuclear (Type I) bursts as a function of accretion rate},
  author={Y. Cavecchi and Duncan K. Galloway and A J Goodwin and Zac Johnston and Alexander Heger},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
We measured the thermonuclear burning efficiency as a function of accretion rate for the Type I X-ray bursts of five low-mass X-ray binary systems. We chose sources with measured neutron star spins and a substantial population of bursts from a large observational sample. The general trend for the burst rate is qualitatively the same for all sources; the burst rate first increases with the accretion rate up to a maximum, above which the burst rate declines, despite the increasing accretion rate… Expand

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