Incoherent transient radio emission from stellar-mass compact objects in the SKA era

S. Corbel, J.C.A. Miller-Jones, R. Fender, E. Gallo, Thomas Maccarone, T. O’Brien, Z. Paragi, M. Rupen, A. Rushton, S. Sabatini, G. Sivakoff, J. Strader, P.A. Woudt

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Abstract

The universal link between the processes of accretion and ejection leads to the formation of jets and outflows around accreting compact objects. Incoherent synchrotron emission from these outflows can be observed from a wide range of accreting binaries, including black holes, neutron stars, and white dwarfs. Monitoring the evolution of the radio emission during their sporadic outbursts provides important insights into the launching of jets, and, when coupled with the behaviour of the source at shorter wavelengths, probes the underlying connection with the accretion process. Radio observations can also probe the impact of jets/outflows (including other explosive events such as magnetar giant flares) on the ambient medium, quantifying their kinetic feedback. The high sensitivity of the SKA will open up new parameter space, enabling the monitoring of accreting stellar-mass compact objects from their bright, Eddington-limited outburst states down to the lowest-luminosity quiescent levels,
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIncoherent transient radio emission from stellar-mass compact objects in the SKA era
PublisherAdvancing Astrophysics with the Square Kilometre Array (AASKA14)
Pages53
StatePublished - 2015

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