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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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Published

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Volume:
229
Pages:
145-153
Publication date:
2001-01-01
URN:
uuid:0ec373df-2292-4466-8438-9d2e419444f7
Source identifiers:
5945
Local pid:
pubs:5945
ISBN:
1-58381-061-7

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