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Paper: Binaries Among Be Stars
Volume: 506, Bright Emissaries: Be Stars as Messengers of Star-Disk Physics
Page: 71
Authors: Miroshnichenko, A. S.
Abstract: Binarity as an explanation of some observed properties of Be stars, such as the fast rotation and the presence of circumstellar disks, was suggested nearly 40 years ago. Although not well accepted initially because of the lack of supporting data, this hypothesis gained solid grounds with the advent of high resolution spectroscopy. Many bright Be stars have been recognized as primary components of binary systems over the last two decades. I will review the current binary statistics among Be stars, discuss methods of detecting binaries, and briefly present recent results on newly found binary systems.
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