X-ray properties of early-type binaries: theory versus observations
Abstract:Early-type binary stars are expected to be more luminous and hard X-ray sources than single stars are. However, recent observational studies show that, on average, the X-ray properties of single and binary early-type stars are not very different. We review these studies and discuss a possible explanation for this discrepancy.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Moscow University, Moscow, Russia
Publication date: February 1, 2007