Supersoft X-Ray Sources

Proceedings of the International Workshop Held in Garching, Germany, 28 February–1 March 1996

  • Editors
  • Jochen Greiner
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 472)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. R. Di Stefano, M. B. Davies
    Pages 33-36
  3. W. Kundt
    Pages 45-50
  4. S. Schandl, E. Meyer-Hofmeister, F. Meyer
    Pages 53-64
  5. R. Popham, R. Di Stefano
    Pages 65-72
  6. J. Greiner, R. Supper, E. A. Magnier
    Pages 75-82
  7. K. Ebisawa, K. Asai, K. Mukai, A. Smale, T. Dotani, H. W. Hartmann et al.
    Pages 91-98
  8. B. T. Gänsicke, K. Beuermann, D. de Martino
    Pages 107-114
  9. A. van Teeseling, K. Reinsch, K. Beuermann, H.-C. Thomas, M. W. Pakull
    Pages 115-122
  10. P. C. Schmidtke, A. P. Cowley
    Pages 123-126
  11. K. Werner, B. Wolff, M. W. Pakull, A. P. Cowley, P. C. Schmidtke, J. B. Hutchings et al.
    Pages 131-138
  12. J. Greiner, R. Schwarz, G. Hasinger, M. Orio
    Pages 145-152
  13. F. Meyer, E. Meyer-Hofmeister
    Pages 153-158
  14. K. A. Southwell, M. Livio, P. A. Charles, W. Sutherland, C. Alcock, R. A. Allsman et al.
    Pages 165-172
  15. K. Reinsch, A. van Teeseling, K. Beuermann, H.-C. Thomas
    Pages 173-180
  16. K. F. Bickert, J. Greiner, R. E. Stencel
    Pages 225-249
  17. R. Viotti, R. González-Riestra, F. Montagni, J. Mattei, M. Maesano, J. Greiner et al.
    Pages 259-266
  18. J. Greiner, K. Bickert, R. Luthardt, R. Viotti, A. Altamore, R. González-Riestra
    Pages 267-278
  19. R. Neuhäuser, F. M. Walter, S. J. Wolk
    Pages 279-284
  20. C. M. Becker, R. Remillard, S. A. Rappaport
    Pages 289-296
  21. Back Matter

About these proceedings


Observations with X-ray satellite ROSAT over the past 5 years have established supersoft X-ray sources as a new class of objects in our Galaxy and beyond. Optical follow-up observations have revealed the binary nature of several of them. Recent population synthesis calculations have shown that the number of such binaries is expected to be considerably larger than those of the common low- and high-mass X-ray binaries. This book provides the first comprehensive overview of the many recent observational discoveries and theoretical investigations. It describes relations between supersoft sources and other areas in astrophysics. This volume also comprises a complete catalog of presently known supersoft sources including a comprehensive bibliography of observational results.


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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-61390-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-68512-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-6361
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