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Table B.1

Numerical treatments in the different codes which are inherent to them.

binary_c Brussels code SeBa StarTrack

Single star prescriptions HPT00 VB98 HPT00 HPT00
Stability of RLOF q crit Rconv, qcrit ζ ζ, q
Mass transfer rate Rd/R Rd/R ζ ζ
Wind (AGB) R75, VW93, HPT00 HG97 R75, VW93, HPT00 R75, VW93, HPT00
AML (wind) Donor (HTP02) No Donor Donor
Helium star evolution Yes Not explicit Yes Yes
Population synthesis Grid-based Grid-based Monte Carlo Monte Carlo

Notes.Further explanation can be found in Appendix B. (1) Mass ratio threshold for delayed dynamical instability (Hjellming & Webbink 1987), dependent on evolutionary state of the donor. (2) RRL is the Roche radius of the donor star. (3) τ = Characteristic timescale of mass transfer. Can be nuclear, Kelvin-Helmholtz, timescale of magnetic braking or of gravitational wave radiation.

Reference. HPT = Hurley et al. (2000); VB98 = Vanbeveren et al. (1998); R75 = Reimers (1975); VW93 = Vassiliadis & Wood (1993); HG97 = van den Hoek & Groenewegen (1997); HTP02 = Hurley et al. (2002).

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