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Searching for the signatures of jet-ISM interactions in X-ray binaries

Miller-Jones, J; Kaiser, C; Maccarone, T; Fender, R; Kapinska, A; Gunn, K; ... Muxlow, T; + view all (2008) Searching for the signatures of jet-ISM interactions in X-ray binaries. In: Bandyopadhyay, RM and Wachter, S and Gelino, D and Gelino, CR, (eds.) POPULATION EXPLOSION: THE NATURE AND EVOLUTION OF X-RAY BINARIES IN DIVERSE ENVIRONMENTS. (pp. 50 - 56). AMER INST PHYSICS

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Abstract

Jets from X-ray binaries are continuously injecting matter and energy into the surrounding interstellar medium. However, there exist to date relatively few cases where jet-ISM interactions have been directly observed. We review the current examples, and go on to present new data on the proposed hotspots of GRS 1915+105, finding no concrete evidence for any association between the hotspots and the central source, in agreement with previous findings in the literature. We also present preliminary results on radio and Ha searches for jet-ISM interactions around known X-ray binaries, and discuss strategies for future searches.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:Searching for the signatures of jet-ISM interactions in X-ray binaries
Event:Conference on Nature and Evolution of X-Ray Binaries in Diverse Environments
Location:St Pete Beach, FL
Dates:2007-10-28 - 2007-11-02
ISBN-13:978-0-7354-0530-1
Keywords:BLACK-HOLE, GRS 1915+105, LARGE-SCALE, SUPERLUMINAL SOURCE, XTE J1550-564, RADIO JET, GRS-1915+105, CYGNUS-X-1, EJECTIONS, NEBULA
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Space and Climate Physics

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