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Jet spectral breaks in black hole X-ray binaries

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In X-ray binaries, compact jets are known to commonly radiate at radio to infrared frequencies, whereas at optical to -ray energies, the contribution of the jet is debated. The total luminosity, and hence power of the jet, is critically dependent on the position of the break in its spectrum, between optically thick (self-absorbed) and optically thin synchrotron emission. This break, or turnover, has been reported in just one black hole X-ray binary (BHXB) thus far, GX 339-4, and inferred via ...

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10.1093/mnras/sts377

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Journal:
MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY
Volume:
429
Issue:
1
Pages:
815-832
Publication date:
2013-02-05
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EISSN:
1365-2966
ISSN:
0035-8711
URN:
uuid:4086c17f-d70a-4d6c-9cfb-c421ed27e1fe
Source identifiers:
388798
Local pid:
pubs:388798

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