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2014ApJ...793L..29S - Astrophys. J., 793, L29 (2014/October-1)

The low-spin black hole in LMC X-3.

STEINER J.F., McCLINTOCK J.E., OROSZ J.A., REMILLARD R.A., BAILYN C.D., KOLEHMAINEN M. and STRAUB O.

Abstract (from CDS):

Building upon a new dynamical model for the X-ray binary LMC X-3, we measure the spin of its black hole (BH) primary via the continuum-fitting method. We consider over one thousand thermal-state Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer X-ray spectra of LMC X-3. Using a large subset of these spectra, we constrain the spin parameter of the BH to be a* = 0.25–0.29+0.2 (90% confidence). Our estimate of the uncertainty in a* takes into account a wide range of systematic errors. We discuss evidence for a correlation between a BH's spin and the complexity of its X-ray spectrum.

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Journal keyword(s): accretion, accretion disks - black hole physics - stars: individual: LMC X-3 - X-rays: binaries

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