PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 395 - 37th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2021) - GAD - Gamma Ray Direct
The X-Ray Binary Population with Fermi-LAT
M. Harvey*, C. Rulten and P. Chadwick
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Pre-published on: July 07, 2021
Published on: March 18, 2022
Binary star systems represent a significant proportion of the Galactic stellar population, with X-ray binaries being an important subset of these for high energy astrophysics. Although hundreds of X-ray binaries are detected in the Milky Way and beyond, only 12 of these systems are listed in the 4FGL-DR2, the latest Fermi-LAT point source catalogue. With such a small number detectable by Fermi-LAT, much is still unknown about the mechanisms by which these systems emit gamma-rays. We present the method and current status of our large-scale survey of the X-ray binary population using over 12 years of Fermi-LAT data, and current catalogues and background models.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.395.0621
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