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Quasi-periodic oscillations

Models vs. observations — a brief review
  • Walter H. G. Lewin
Quasi-Periodic Oscillations in Low-Mass X-ray Binaries
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 266)

Abstract

A brief review is given of the models that have recently been proposed to explain the high-frequency quasi-periodic oscillations observed in several bright low-mass X-Ray binaries. We do not yet know what causes the oscillations, not even whether they are magnetospheric in origin. However, some proposed ideas could well be relevant to the various rather complex aspects of the oscillations. It is likely that more than one mechanism is at work.

Keywords

Neutron Star Accretion Disk Mass Transfer Rate Beat Frequency Cataclysmic Variable 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter H. G. Lewin
    • 1
  1. 1.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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