27 September 2010 to 1 October 2010
CSIR Convention Centre
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

Very long-term behaviour of LMXBs

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CSIR Convention Centre

CSIR Convention Centre

CSIR, Pretoria
Presentation Track D1 - Astrophysics


Mrs Marissa Kotze (SAAO & UCT)


Certain Low Mass X-ray Binaries show very long-term quasi-periodic modulations in their X-ray lightcurves, as obtained from the All Sky Monitor on board the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer. This suggests long-term variations in the mass-transfer rate from the donor, possibly as a result of its solar-like magnetic cycles.

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Mrs Marissa Kotze (SAAO & UCT)


Prof. Phil Charles (SAAO)

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