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2018MNRAS.479..426V - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 479, 426-434 (2018/September-1)

The highest frequency kHz QPOs in neutron star low-mass X-ray binaries.


Abstract (from CDS):

We investigate the detections with RXTE of the highest frequency kHz Quasi-periodic oscillations (QPOs) previously reported in six neutron star (NS) low-mass X-ray binaries. We find that the highest frequency kHz QPO detected in 4U 0614+09 has a 1267 Hz 3σ confidence lower limit on its centroid frequency. This is the highest such limit reported to date and of direct physical interest as it can be used to constrain QPO models and the supranuclear density equation of state (EoS). We compare our measured frequencies to maximum orbital frequencies predicted in full GR using models of rotating NSs with a number of different modern EoS and show that these can accommodate the observed QPO frequencies. Orbital motion constrained by NS and ISCO radii is therefore a viable explanation of these QPOs. In the most constraining case of 4U 0614+09, we find the NS mass must be M < 2.1 M. From our measured QPO frequencies, we can constrain the NS radii for five of the six sources we studied to narrow ranges (±0.1-0.7 km) different for each source and each EoS.

Abstract Copyright: © 2018 The Author(s) Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society

Journal keyword(s): accretion, accretion discs - equation of state - stars: neutron - X-rays: binaries

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