The criteria for dynamical mass transfer of the main-sequence donor stars

H. Ge, R. F. Webbink, X. Chen, Z. Han

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Mass transfer is very common in binary evolution and it dominates the evolutionary fate of binaries. Two crucial problems i.e. dynamical mass transfer and common envelope evolution, are not well understood yet. Here we focus on the first problem, and systematically show the critical mass ratio for dynamical mass transfer when the donor stars are still on the main sequence (MS).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFeeding Compact Objects
Subtitle of host publicationAccretion on All Scales
EditorsChengmin Zhang, Tomaso Belloni, Mariano Mendez, Shuangnan Zhang
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Aug 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
ISSN (Print)1743-9213
ISSN (Electronic)1743-9221


  • Binaries:close
  • stars:evolution
  • stars:interios
  • stars:mass-loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Space and Planetary Science


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