Models for Symbiotic Stars in the Light of the Data

  • Michael Friedjung
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 95)


Different single and binary models of symbiotic stars are examined. Single star models encounter a number of problems, and binary models are probable. There are however difficulties in the interpretation of radial velocities. Accretion disks play a role in some cases, but winds especially from the cool component must be taken into account in realistic models. There is some evidence of excess heating of the outer layers of the cool component. Outbursts may be related to sudden changes in the characteristics of the cool star wind.


Radial Velocity Emission Line Accretion Disk Mass Loss Rate Roche Lobe 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Friedjung
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  1. 1.Institut d’Astrophysique (CMS)ParisFrance

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