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Discovery of correlated optical/X-ray quasi-periodic oscillations in black hole binary SWIFT J1753.5-0127
Stockholm University, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita). University of Turku, Finland.
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2015 (English)In: Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, ISSN 0035-8711, E-ISSN 1365-2966, Vol. 454, no 3, 2855-2862 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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We report the discovery of the correlated optical/X-ray low-frequency quasi-periodic oscillations (QPOs) in black hole binary SWIFT J1753.5-0127. The phase lag between two light curves at the QPO frequency is close to zero. This result puts strong constraints on the nature of the optical emission in this object and on the origin of the QPOs in general. We demonstrate that the QPO signal and the broad-band variability can be explained in terms of the hot accretion flow radiating in both optical and X-ray bands. In this model, the QPO appears due to the Lense-Thirring precession of entire flow, while the broad-band variability in the optical is produced by two components: the hot flow and the irradiated disc. Using the phase-lag spectra, we put a lower limit on the orbital inclination i greater than or similar to 50 degrees, which can be used to constrain the mass of the compact object.

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2015. Vol. 454, no 3, 2855-2862 p.
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accretion, accretion discs, black hole physics, stars: individual: SWIFT J1753.5-0127, X-rays: binaries
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Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-126794DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stv2201ISI: 000368000400047OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-126794DiVA: diva2:906412
Available from: 2016-02-24 Created: 2016-02-15 Last updated: 2016-06-14Bibliographically approved

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