Accession Number : ADA318482

Title :   Ginga Studies of Black Hole Candidates: Multiwavelength Studies Using Temporal Lags and Coherence Function Analysis and Ginga Archival Studies of QPOs in LMXB Z-Sources.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 25 Nov 92-23 Nov 95,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Michelson, Peter F.

PDF Url : ADA318482

Report Date : 25 MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : The purpose of the research was to carry out analysis of x-ray temporal observations of several bright galactic x-ray binary systems containing neutron stars that are suspected to have weak magnetic fields and rapid spin periods and to study the X-ray timing signals from binaries suspected to contain black holes. Cygnus X-1 is such a source. The observations and analysis were done in a collaborative mode with the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C. and the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) of Japan. The observations were performed with the orbiting Japanese x-ray observatory Ginga. Analysis was done on computers at Stanford University, NRL and ISAS.

Descriptors :   *BLACK HOLES, *NEUTRON STARS, MAGNETIC FIELDS, MASS TRANSFER, OSCILLATION, ANGULAR MOMENTUM, MAGNETOSPHERE, BINARY STARS, SOLAR CORONA, SOLAR X RAYS, GRAVITATIONAL FIELDS, MAGNETIC MOMENTS, GALACTIC COSMIC RAYS, PULSARS.

Subject Categories : Astrophysics
      Astronomy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE