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Accreting Binaries

Nature, formation and evolution
Sylvain Chaty


In this book the nature, formation and evolution of the different types of stellar couples and accreting binaries are described, together with their final fate. Aimed at graduate students and researchers, it will provide an introduction to the topic and describe the different types of accreting binary systems such as cataclysmic variables (CVs), low-and high-mass X-ray binaries (LMXBx/HMXBs), and peculiar binaries such as ultraluminous X-ray sources (ULXs). It will detail how extensive observations, accompanied by heavy simulations, allow astronomers to better understand the energetic phenomena occurring in these intriguing systems. It will also describe how multimessenger astronomy is currently revolutionizing our view of these systems, adding gravitational wave, neutrinos and cosmic rays, to the photon light received from the celestial objects of our universe. Finally, details of future studies of accreting binaries will be described.

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Hardback ISBN: 9780750338851

Ebook ISBN: 9780750338875

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing

Series: AAS-IOP Astronomy


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