Fundamental parameters of low mass X-ray binaries II: X-ray persistent systems

Casares, J.; Charles, Phil
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Advances in Space Research, Volume 38, Issue 12, p. 2731-2736.

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2006
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The determination of fundamental parameters in X-ray luminous (persistent) X-ray binaries has been classically hampered by the large optical luminosity of the accretion disc. New methods, based on irradiation of the donor star and burst oscillations, provide the opportunity to derive dynamical information and mass constraints in many persistent systems for the first time. These techniques are here reviewed and the latest results presented.