Supergiant Fast X-ray Transients are obviously related to persistent Supergiant X-ray Binaries. Any convincing explanation for their behaviour must consistently take into account all types of X-ray sources powered by wind accretion. Here we present a common framework for wind accreting sources, within the context of clumpy wind models, that allows a coherent interpretation of their different behaviours as an immediate consequence of diverse orbital geometries.
A Population Explosion: The Nature & Evolution of X-ray Binaries in Diverse Environments
- Pub Date:
- May 2008
- Supergiant stars;
- Infall accretion and accretion disks;
- X-ray binaries;
- 5 pages, 3 figures proceedings of "A population explosion: the nature and evolution of X-ray binaries in diverse environments", conference held in St.Petersburg Beach, Florida (USA) 28 Oct - 2 Nov 2007