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dc.contributor.advisorSarty, Gordonen_US
dc.creatorBriand, Lorin Michel Pierreen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-13T14:50:06Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-04T05:10:24Z
dc.date.available2012-04-26T08:00:00Zen_US
dc.date.available2013-01-04T05:10:24Z
dc.date.created2010-12en_US
dc.date.issued2010-12en_US
dc.date.submittedDecember 2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-12132010-145006en_US
dc.description.abstractHigh Mass X-Ray Binary Stars (HMXBs) are stars that contain one early-type main sequence or giant star and one of a black hole, neutron star or white dwarf. HMXBs in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) and the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) are instructive to study because both galaxies are metal poor in comparison to the Milky Way and they are fairly transparent to both optical and X-ray radiation. This allows a more complete study of the whole population, without the biasing effects of gas and dust that occur in our own Galaxy. The objective of this study was to find the periods of HMXBs in the LMC and SMC with known optical counterparts in the dataset acquired by the Robotic Optical Transient Search Experiment telescope. Two possible orbital periods were found for the objects XTE J0055-724 and RX J0101.3-7211 of 1724 days and 478 days, respectively. Continued observations are recommended to confirm the two periods.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectmagellanic cloudsen_US
dc.subjectx-rayen_US
dc.subjectneutron starsen_US
dc.subjectblack holesen_US
dc.subjecthigh mass x-ray binary staren_US
dc.titleFinding periods in the high mass x-ray binary stars of the magellanic cloudsen_US
thesis.degree.departmentPhysics and Engineering Physicsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePhysics and Engineering Physicsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.Sc.)en_US
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dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGhezelbash, Masouden_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSmolyakov, Andreien_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKoustov, Sashaen_US


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