Pre-Common-Envelope Mass Loss from Coalescing Binary Systems

14 Jul 2020 MacLeod Morgan Loeb Abraham

Binary systems undergoing unstable Roche Lobe overflow spill gas into their circumbinary environment as their orbits decay toward coalescence. In this paper, we use a suite of hydrodynamic models of coalescing binaries involving an extended donor and a more compact accretor... (read more)

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  • SOLAR AND STELLAR ASTROPHYSICS
  • HIGH ENERGY ASTROPHYSICAL PHENOMENA