QPO frequency derivative-frequency correlation indicates non-Keplerian boundary layer with a maximum in rotation rate
Alpar, M. Ali (2016) QPO frequency derivative-frequency correlation indicates non-Keplerian boundary layer with a maximum in rotation rate. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 462 (1). L98-L100. ISSN 0035-8711 (Print) 1365-2966 (Online)
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnrasl/slw138
The correlation between the frequency and the absolute value of the frequency derivative of the kilohertz quasi-periodic oscillations (QPOs) observed for the first time from 4U 1636-53 is a simple consequence and indicator of the existence of a non-Keplerian rotation rate in the accretion disc boundary layer. This Letter interprets the observed correlation, showing that the observations provide strong evidence in support of the fundamental assumption of disc accretion models around slow rotators, that the boundary layer matches the Keplerian disc to the neutron star magnetosphere.
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