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RS CVn binary systems

  • Jeffrey L. Linsky
4. Active, Evolved Stars
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 193)

Abstract

In this review I will attempt to place in context the vast amount of data obtained in the last few years as a result of X-ray, ultraviolet, optical, and microwave observations of RS CVn and similar spectroscopic binary systems. Since this topic is now very broad, I will concentrate on the RS CVn systems and their long period analogs, and restrict the scope by attempting to answer on the basis of the recent ata and theory the following questions: (1) Are the original defining characteristics still valid and still adequate? (2) What is the evidence for discrete active regions? (3) Have we derived any meaningful physical properties for the atmospheres of RS CVn systems? (4) What are the flare observations telling us about magnetic fields in RS CVn systems? (5) Is there evidence for systematic trends in RS CVn systems with spectral type?

Keywords

Active Region Flux Tube Spot Group Close Binary Star Optical Light Curve 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey L. Linsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, National Bureau of StandardsUniversity of ColoradoBoulder

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