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Figure 6. Typical evolutionary tracks for the formation an EL CVn type binary via stable RLOF mass transfer. This binary channel can generate 5 type of pulsating stars: Slowly Pulsating B-stars (SPB), δ Scuti stars (indicated by the red instability strip edges), γ Dor pulsators (green ellipses), Pre-ELM white dwarf, and He white dwarf pulsator (purple ellipses).

an introduction to close binary stars hilditch pdf download

Aims.One of the major uncertainties in close binary evolution is the efficiency of mass transfer β: the fraction of transferred mass that is accreted by a secondary star. We attempt to constrain the mass-transfer efficiency for short-period massive binaries undergoing case A mass transfer.

Van Rensbergen & De Greve (2008) published results of binary evolutionary computations aimed at reproducing the observed orbital parameters, masses, location in the HRD and rotational velocities of a collection of well-studied Algol-type semi-detached binaries. In this binary evolution code, the effects of mass and angular momentum losses from the system by stellar wind were included, assuming that stellar wind carries the orbital angular momentum of both stars into space. The mass losses by stellar wind were from Vink et al. (2001) for stars hotter than 12 500 K, and De Jager et al. (1988) for cooler stars. In the case of liberal evolution of the system we assumed that the mass-losing gainer carries its specific orbital angular momentum into space.

We begin by looking at the physical structure and general history of the galactic globular cluster system that leads to the concentration of evolved stars, stellar remnants, and binary systems in the cores of the clusters. Current observations of the cores of globular clusters that have revealed numerous tracer populations of relativistic binaries are also discussed. We also look at the prospects for future observations in this rapidly changing area. Many of these relativistic binaries are the product of stellar evolution in compact binaries. We will look at how mass transfer from one star in the presence of a nearby companion can dramatically alter the evolution of both stars in the process of binary evolution. The enhanced production of relativistic binaries in globular clusters results from dynamical processes that drive binaries toward tighter orbits and that preferentially exchange more massive and degenerate objects into binary systems. Numerical simulations of globular cluster evolution, which can be used to predict the rate at which relativistic binaries are formed, are discussed. These models are compared with the observable members of the population of relativistic binaries. Finally, we conclude with a brief discussion of the prospects for observing these systems in gravitational radiation.

Roche lobe overflow can be triggered by the evolution of the binary properties or by evolution of the component stars. On the one hand, the orbital separation of the binary can change so that the Roche lobe can shrink to within the surface of one of the stars. On the other hand, stellar evolution may eventually cause one of the stars to expand to fill its Roche lobe. When both stars in the binary are main-sequence stars, the latter process is more common. Since the more massive star will evolve first, it will be the first to expand and fill its Roche lobe. At this stage, the mass exchange can be conservative (no mass is lost from the binary) or non-conservative (mass is lost). Depending on the details of the mass exchange and the evolutionary stage of the mass-losing star there are several outcomes that will lead to the formation of a relativistic binary. The primary star can lose its envelope, revealing its degenerate core as either a helium, carbon-oxygen, or oxygenneon white dwarf; it can explode as a supernova, leaving behind a neutron star or a black hole; or it can simply lose mass to the secondary so that they change roles. Barring disruption of the binary, its evolution will then continue. In most outcomes, the secondary is now the more massive of the two stars and it may evolve off the main sequence to fill its Roche lobe. The secondary can then initiate mass transfer or mass loss with the result that the secondary also can become a white dwarf, neutron star, or black hole.

The relativistic binaries that result from this process fall into a number of observable categories. A WD-MS or WD-WD binary may eventually become a cataclysmic variable once the white dwarf begins to accrete material from its companion. If the companion is a main-sequence star, RLOF can be triggered by the evolution of the companion. If the companion is another white dwarf, then RLOF is triggered by the gradual shrinking of the orbit through the emission of gravitational radiation. WD-WD cataclysmic variables are also known as AM CVn stars. If the total mass of the WD-WD binary is above the Chandrasekhar mass, the system may be a progenitor to a type I supernova.

The formation of binaries during the dynamical evolution of globular clusters can occur either through tidal capture or through N-body interactions. Tidal capture occurs when an encounter between two stars is close enough that significant tides are raised on each. The tides excite non-radial oscillations in the stars. If the energy absorbed in these oscillations is great enough to leave the two stars with negative total energy, then the system will form a binary. This process was originally thought to be the dominant channel through which binaries were formed in globular clusters [19, 43]. It is now thought to be quite rare, as detailed calculations have shown that the final result is more likely to be coalescence of the two stars [11, 83, 134]. Although N-body interactions are less likely to occur than tidally significant two-body interactions, they are now thought to be the dominant channel for the formation of binaries during the evolution of a globular cluster. This process, however, is not likely to produce more than a few binaries during the lifetime of a cluster [19, 117].

The evolution of a globular cluster is dominated by the gravitational interaction between the component stars in the cluster. The overall structure of the cluster as well as the dynamics of most of the stars in the cluster are determined by simple N-body gravitational dynamics. However, the evolutionary time scales of stellar evolution are comparable to the relaxation time and core collapse time of the cluster. Consequently, stellar evolution affects the masses of the component stars of the cluster, which affects the dynamical state of the cluster. Thus, the dynamical evolution of the cluster is coupled to the evolutionary state of the stars. Also, as we have seen in the previous section, stellar evolution governs the state of the binary evolution and binaries provide a means of support against core collapse. Thus, the details of binary evolution as coupled with stellar evolution must also be incorporated into any realistic model of the dynamical evolution of globular clusters. To close the loop, the dynamical evolution of the globular cluster affects the distribution and population of the binary systems in the cluster. In our case, we are interested in the end products of binary evolution, which are tied both to stellar evolution and to the dynamical evolution of the globular cluster. To synthesize the population of relativistic binaries, we need to look at the dynamical evolution of the globular cluster as well as the evolution of the binaries in the cluster.

It is possible to generate a population distribution for black hole binaries in globular clusters using the N-body simulations of Portegies Zwart and McMillan [127] that were intended to describe the population of black hole binaries that were ejected from globular clusters. Their scenario for black hole binary ejection describes a population of massive stars that evolves into black holes. The black holes then rapidly segregate to the core and begin to form binaries. As the black holes are significantly more massive than the other stars, they effectively form a separate sub-system, which interacts solely with itself. The black holes form binaries and then harden through binary-single black hole interactions that occasionally eject either the binary, the single black hole, or both.

They simulated this scenario using N=2048 and N=4096 systems with 1% massive stars. The results of their simulations roughly confirm a theoretical argument based on the recoil velocity that a binary receives during an interaction. Noting that each encounter increases the binding energy by about 20% and that roughly 1/3 of this energy goes into binary recoil, the minimum binding energy Eb min of an ejected black hole binary is


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