X-ray irradiation of the winds in binaries with massive components

@article{Krtika2015XrayIO,
  title={X-ray irradiation of the winds in binaries with massive components},
  author={Jiř{\'i} Krti{\vc}ka and Jǐŕı Kub{\'a}t and Iva Krti{\vc}kov{\'a}},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2015},
  volume={579}
}
Binaries with hot massive components are strong X-ray sources. Besides the intrinsic X-ray emission of individual binary members originating in their winds, X-ray emission stems from the accretion on the compact companion or from wind collision. Since hot star winds are driven by the light absorption in the lines of heavier elements, wind acceleration is sensitive to the ionization state. Therefore, the over-ionization induced by external X-ray source strongly influences the winds of individual… Expand
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