The galactic distribution of low‐mass x‐ray binaries

  title={The galactic distribution of low‐mass x‐ray binaries},
  author={Ramalingam Ramachandran},
I will discuss the galactic distribution of low‐mass binaries in which the accreting compact object is a neutron star. The r.m.s. value of their distances, z, to the galactic plane is ∼1 kpc. This wide z distribution cannot be explained by systematic velocities that increased as a result of sudden mass loss at the formation of the neutron star alone. Kick velocities imparted on the neutron star, according to the radio pulsar velocity distribution recently derived by Lyne and Lorimer can account… CONTINUE READING

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