Evidences on secular dynamical evolution of detached active binary orbits and contact binary formation

Eker Z., Demircan O., Bilir S., Karatas Y.

Workshop on Solar and Stellar Physics through Eclipses, Antalya, Turkey, 27 - 29 March 2006, vol.370, pp.151-153 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 370
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.151-153
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Evidence of secular dynamical evolution for detached active binary orbits are presented. First order decreasing rates of orbital angular momentum (OAM), systemic mass (M = M-1 + M-2) and orbital period of detached active binaries have been determined a J/J = 3.48 x 10(-10)yr(-1),M/M = 1.30 x 10(10)yr(-1) and P/P 3.96 x 10(-10)yr(-1) from the kinematical ages of 62 field detached systems. The ratio of d log J/ d log M = 2.68 implies that either there are mechanisms which amplify AM loss delta = 2.68 times with respect to isotropic AM loss of hypothetical isotropic winds or there exist external causes contributing AM loss in order to produce this mean rate of decrease for orbital periods. Various decreasing rates of OAM (d log J /dt) and systemic mass (d log M /dt) determine various speeds of dynamical evolutions towards a contact configuration. According to average dynamical evolution with delta = 2.68, the fraction of 10, 22 and 39 per cent of current detached sample is expected to be contact system within 2, 4 and 6 Gyr respectively.