PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 306 - XII Multifrequency Behaviour of High Energy Cosmic Sources Workshop (MULTIF2017) - Astrophysics of High Energy Cosmic Sources
Supergiant Fast X-ray Transients - A short review
L. Sidoli
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Pre-published on: January 31, 2018
Published on: May 30, 2018
I present a brief up-to-date review of the current understanding of Supergiant Fast X-ray Transients, with an emphasis on the observational point of view. After more than a decade since their discovery, a remarkable progress has been made in getting the picture of their phenomenology at X-ray energies. However, a similar in-depth investigation of the properties of the supergiant companions is needed, but has started more recently. A multifrequency approach is the key to fully understand the physical mechanism driving the SFXT behaviour, still under debate.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.306.0052
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