July 11-15, 2011
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An X-ray Survey of Colliding Wind Binaries

Marc Gagné (West Chester University)

Garrett Fehon (West Chester University), David Cohen (Swarthmore College), Stan Owocki (University of Delaware), Svetozar Zhekov (Space and Solar-Terrestrial Research Institute, Bulgaria)

We examine the X-ray and orbital properties of twenty four O, WR, and LBV binaries observed with Chandra and XMM to probe the connection between mass-loss, binary separation, X-ray luminosity and X-ray shock temperature in colliding wind binary systems.
(to be confirmed by the SOC)