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Effects of radiation pressure on the equipotential surfaces in X-ray binariesEquipotential surfaces incorporating the effect of radiation pressure were computed for the X-ray binaries Cen X-3, Cyg X-1 = HDE 226868, Vela XR-1 = 3U 0900-40 = HD 77581, and 3U 1700-37 = HD 153919. The topology of the equipotential surfaces is significantly affected by radiation pressure. In particular, the so-called critical Roche (Jacobian) lobes, the traditional figure 8's, do not exist. The effects of these results on modeling X-ray binaries are discussed.
Document ID
19760019011
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Kondo, Y. (NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Mccluskey, G. E., Jr. (LeHigh Univ.)
Gulden, S. L. (LeHigh Univ.)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1976
Publication Information
Publication: X-ray Binaries
Subject Category
ASTROPHYSICS
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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