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dc.contributor.authorKolehmainen, M.
dc.contributor.authorFender, R.
dc.contributor.authorJonker, P.
dc.contributor.authorMiller-Jones, James
dc.contributor.authorHoman, J.
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, G.
dc.contributor.authorStaley, T.
dc.contributor.authorRumsey, C.
dc.contributor.authorTitterington, D.
dc.contributor.authorBroderick, J.
dc.contributor.authorSivakoff, G.
dc.contributor.authorDeller, A.
dc.identifier.citationKolehmainen, M. and Fender, R. and Jonker, P. and Miller-Jones, J. and Homan, J. and Anderson, G. and Staley, T. et al. 2016. The radio/X-ray correlation in Swift J1753.5-0127. Astronomische Nachrichten. 337 (4-5): pp. 485-489.

Great effort has gone into trying to explain the two observed radio/X-ray correlation tracks seen in the low/hard state of black hole X-ray binaries in recent years. The original, "standard" correlation of the form LR ∝ [...], where b = 0.7 ± 0.1, is paired with a separate, lower correlation track with a steeper slope of ~ 1-1.4, at least at high luminosities. These outlier sources seem to show fainter radio emission than expected for a given X-ray luminosity, thus acquiring the term "radio-quiet". While most sources seem to maintain their intrinsic correlation slopes over decades in luminosity, a growing sample of sources have recently been reported to move from one correlation to the other. We present preliminary results from a coordinated radio/X-ray monitoring campaign of the radio-quiet black hole binary Swift J1753.5-0127, spanning nearly two years in time. Our observations add lower-luminosity coverage to an existing sample of observations, and we observe the radio-quiet track to proceed horizontally towards the standard correlation as the X-ray luminosity slowly starts to decrease. The source stays on the transition track for ~ 60 days, during which its X-ray luminosity is observed to drop by more than an order of magnitude while its radio luminosity stays constant. Time-averaged X-ray energy spectra show very little change during this phase, leaving no obvious parameters to explain the observed transition behaviour.

dc.publisherWiley - V C H Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
dc.titleThe radio/X-ray correlation in Swift J1753.5-0127
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleAstronomische Nachrichten
curtin.departmentDepartment of Physics and Astronomy
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