To appear as Chapter 8 in "Compact Stellar X-ray Sources", eds. W.H.G. Lewin and M. van der Klis, Cambridge University Press
astro-ph/0404136

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GLOBULAR CLUSTER X-RAY SOURCES

Frank Verbunt


Astronomical Institute, Postbox 80.000, 3508 TA Utrecht, The Netherlands

Walter H.G. Lewin


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Physics Department, Center for Space Research, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA


Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION: SOME HISTORICAL REMARKS

THE LUMINOUS GLOBULAR CLUSTER X-RAY SOURCES IN THE GALAXY
Notes on individual sources

THE GLOBULAR CLUSTER SOURCES OUTSIDE THE GALAXY
Elliptical galaxies
Spiral Galaxies
NGC5128 - CenA
Comparison and interpretation
Comparison between field and cluster sources

LOW-LUMINOSITY X-RAY SOURCES
Low-luminosity low-mass X-ray binaries
Millisecond pulsars
Cataclysmic variables
Magnetically active binaries
Comparing clusters

SOME REMARKS ON EVOLUTION AND FORMATION
Evolution
Formation

REFERENCES

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