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      X-rays; binary system; accretion disk

    • Abstract


      It is sometimes suggested that the change from the horizontal to the normal branch in the X-ray intensity-hardness ratio diagram of low mass X-ray binaries, is due to a change from a thin to a thick disk. It is shown here that wind from the hot thick disk depletes the amount of matter reaching the neutron star, thus causing the observed reduction of X-ray intensity as hardness ratio decreases in the normal branch.

    • Author Affiliations


      Krishna M. V. Apparao1 S. P. Tarafdar1

      1. Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Bombay - 400 005
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