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On the Pre-RLO spin-orbit couplings in LMXBs

Abstract:
We investigate the effect of orbital decay caused by nuclear expansion of a (sub)giant star in synchronous binary system. We compare this effect with the presence of a magnetic stellar wind and show that the additional transfer of orbital angular momentum into spin angular momentum is relatively important - especially since it has been shown that the effect of magnetic braking saturates at short orbital periods.
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Journal:
EVOLUTION OF BINARY AND MULTIPLE STAR SYSTEMS
Volume:
229
Pages:
145-153
Publication date:
2001-01-01
Event title:
Conference on Evolution of Binary and Multiple Star Systems
Source identifiers:
5945
ISBN:
1583810617
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uuid:0ec373df-2292-4466-8438-9d2e419444f7
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Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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