University of Oulu

Methods for measuring the masses of stellar black holes and neutron stars

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Author: Alatalo, Samppa1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Faculty of Science, Physics
Format: ebook
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Pages: 28
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Language: English
Published: Oulu : S. Alatalo, 2021
Publish Date: 2021-09-14
Thesis type: Bachelor's thesis


This thesis covers how the masses of stellar black holes and neutron stars can be determined and the challenges involved. The three main methods described are split into dynamical, scaling and spectra fitting methods. An example case for MAXI J1305-704 is covered in order to illustrate the dynamical methods.

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