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Modeling the synchrotron emission from O-star colliding wind binaries
Many early-type stars are in binary systems. A number of them show radio emissivity with periodic variability. This variability is associated with non-thermal synchrotron radiation emitted by relativistic electrons. The strong shocks necessary to accelerate the electrons up to high energies are produced by the collision of the radiatively-driven stellar winds. A study of the non-thermal emission is necessary in order to investigate O-star colliding wind binaries. Here preliminary results of our modeling of the colliding winds in Cyg OB2 No. 9 are presented.
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A propos de : Delia Volpi
Royal Observatory of Belgium, Ringlaan 3, 1180 Brussels, Belgium