Black hole formation in X-ray binaries: The case of XTE J1118+480

T. Fragos*, B. Willems, N. Ivanova, V. Kalogera

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Abstract

In recent years, an increasing number of proper motions have been measured for Galactic X-ray binaries. When supplemented with accurate determinations of the component masses, orbital period, and donor luminosity and effective temperature, these kinematical constraints harbor a wealth of information on the systems' past evolution. The constraints on compact object progenitors and kicks derived from this are of immense value for understanding compact object formation and exposing common threads and fundamental differences between black hole and neutron star formation. Here, we present the results of such an analysis for the black hole X-ray binary XTE J1118+480. We present results from modeling the mass transfer phase, following the motion in the Galaxy back to the birth site of the black hole, and examining the dynamics of symmetric and asymmetric core-collapses of the black hole progenitor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTHE MULTICOLORED LANDSCAPE OF COMPACT OBJECTS AND THEIR EXPLOSIVE ORIGINS
Pages673-676
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
EventTHE MULTICOLORED LANDSCAPE OF COMPACT OBJECTS AND THEIR EXPLOSIVE ORIGINS - Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
Duration: Jun 11 2006Jun 24 2006

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume924
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

OtherTHE MULTICOLORED LANDSCAPE OF COMPACT OBJECTS AND THEIR EXPLOSIVE ORIGINS
CountryItaly
CityCefalu, Sicily
Period6/11/066/24/06

Keywords

  • Stars: Binaries: Close
  • X-rays: Binaries
  • X-rays: Individual (XTE J1118+480)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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