X-Ray Properties of Black-Hole Binaries

  title={X-Ray Properties of Black-Hole Binaries},
  author={Ronald A. Remillard and Jeffrey E. McClintock},
  journal={Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics},
AbstractWe review the properties and behavior of 20 X-ray binaries that contain a dynamically-confirmed black hole, 17 of which are transient systems. During the past decade, many of these transien... 
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  • A. Veledina
  • Physics
    Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • 2018
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