X-Ray modeling of η Carinae & WR 140 from SPH simulations

@article{Russell2010XRayMO,
  title={X-Ray modeling of $\eta$ Carinae \& WR 140 from SPH simulations},
  author={Christopher Michael Post Russell and Michael F. Corcoran and Atsuo T. Okazaki and Thomas I. Madura and Stanley P. Owocki},
  journal={Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union},
  year={2010},
  volume={6},
  pages={630 - 631}
}
Abstract The colliding wind binary (CWB) systems η Carinae and WR140 provide unique laboratories for X-ray astrophysics. Their wind-wind collisions produce hard X-rays that have been monitored extensively by several X-ray telescopes, including RXTE. To interpret these RXTE X-ray light curves, we apply 3D hydrodynamic simulations of the wind-wind collision using smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH). We find adiabatic simulations that account for the absorption of X-rays from an assumed point… Expand

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