Circularization of Binary Orbits
Source: Astrophysics and Space Science, Volume 262, Number 2, 1998 , pp. 171-176(6)
Abstract:In a previous paper Mayer and Hanna (1991) discussed the process of binary orbit circularization for detached eclipsing binaries. An agreement of observational data with Tassoul's circularization time formula for binaries with masses greater than 2.5 M_⊙ was found. In the present paper we also examine orbital circularization in evolved spectroscopic binaries.
Document Type: Regular Paper
Publication date: 1998-01-01