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On the origin of black hole spin in high-mass black hole binaries: Cygnus X-1
Lund Observatory, Lund University.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4378-8785
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2011 (English)In: Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, ISSN 0035-8711, E-ISSN 1365-2966, Vol. 412, no 4, 2260-2264 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

To date, there have been several detections of high-mass black hole binaries in both the Milky Way and other galaxies. For some of these, the spin parameter of the black hole has been estimated. As many of these systems are quite tight, a suggested origin of the spin is angular momentum imparted by the synchronous rotation of the black hole progenitor with its binary companion. Using Cygnus X-1, the best studied high-mass black hole binary, we investigate this possibility. We find that such an origin of the spin is not likely, and our results point rather to the spin being the result of processes during the collapse.

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2011. Vol. 412, no 4, 2260-2264 p.
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black hole physics, binaries: close, X-rays: binaries, X-rays: individual: Cygnus X-1
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Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-33460DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2010.18050.xISI: 000289295800010Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-79953792500OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-33460DiVA: diva2:418540
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Swedish Research Council, 2009-691, 2008-4089
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Available from: 2011-05-23 Created: 2011-05-09 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved

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