Investigating the Faint X-ray Sources in Globular Clusters with XMM-Newton

N. A. Webb, B. Gendre, D. Barret

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Globular clusters (GCs) harbour a large number of faint X-ray sources whose nature, until recently, was largely unknown. Using the new X-ray observatories, it is possible to identify populations of low mass X-ray binaries, cataclysmic variables, millisecond pulsars, as well as other types of binaries belonging to the GCs, along with fore- and background objects. We present a variety of binaries, identified in four GCs observed by XMM-Newton. We show that through population studies we can begin to understand the formation of individual classes of binaries and hence start to unfold the complex evolutionary paths of such systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMemorie della Società Astronomica Italiana
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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NameMemorie della Società Astronomica Italiana


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