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Maximum mass ratio of am CVn-type binary systems and maximum white dwarf mass in ultra-compact x-ray binaries (addendum - Serb. Astron. J. No. 183 (2011), 63)

Author(s): Arbutina B.

Journal: Serbian Astronomical Journal
ISSN 1450-698X

Volume: 2012;
Issue: 184;
Start page: 105;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: binaries: close | gravitational waves | stars: white dwarfs

We recalculated the maximum white dwarf mass in ultra-compact X-ray binaries obtained in an earlier paper (Arbutina 2011), by taking the effects of super-Eddington accretion rate on the stability of mass transfer into account. It is found that, although the value formally remains the same (under the assumed approximations), for white dwarf masses M2 >~0.1MCh mass ratios are extremely low, implying that the result for Mmax is likely to have little if any practical relevance.
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