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Title: Numerical simulations of the circumstellar medium of massive binaries
Authors: van Marle, Allard Jan
Keppens, Rony
Issue Date: Aug-2011
Host Document: IAU Symposia vol:271 pages:405-406
Conference: IAUS 271: Astrophysical Dynamics: From Stars to Galaxies date:21-25 June 2010
Abstract: We have made 3-D models of the collision of binary star winds and followed their interaction over multiple orbits. This allows us to explore how the wind-wind interaction shapes the circumstellar environment. Specifically, we can model the highly radiative shock that occurs where the winds collide. We find that the shell that is created at the collision front between the two winds can be highly unstable, depending on the characteristics of the stellar winds.
ISBN: 978-0-521-19739-7
ISSN: 0074-1809
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:Plasma-astrophysics Section

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