Matt Burleigh's Publications
Matt Burleigh's Publications

PhD Thesis

Hot white dwarfs in detached binaries from the ROSAT Wide Field Camera all-sky survey
PhD, University of Leicester, awarded July 1997


Papers

The following publications are available as postscript and/or pdf files. Click on the link to download the paper. Authors are from Leicester unless stated otherwise..

The DODO survey II: A Gemini direct imaging search for substellar and planetary mass companions around nearby equatorial and northern hemisphere white dwarfs
Emma Hogan, Matt Burleigh and Fraser Clarke (Oxford)
2008, MNRAS, submitted
The DODO survey I: Limits on ultra-cool substellar and planetary-mass companions to van Maanen's star (vMa2)
Matt Burleigh, Fraser Clarke (Oxford), Emma Hogan, Carolyn Brinkworth (Spitzer Science Center), Pierre Bergeron (Montreal), Patrick Dufour (Arizona), Paul Dobie (AAO), Andrew Levan (Warwick), Simon Hodgkin (Cambridge), Don Hoard (Spitzer Science Center), Stefanie Wachter (Spitzer Science Center)
2008, MNRAS, 386, L5
A Near-Infrared Spectroscopic Study of the Accreting Magnetic White Dwarf SDSS J121209.31+013627.7 and Its Substellar Companion
Jay Farihi, Matt Burleigh and Don Hoard (Spitzer Science Center)
2008, ApJ, 674, 421
Near-infrared spectroscopy of the very low mass companion to the hot DA white dwarf PG1234+482
Paul Steele, Matt Burleigh, Paul Dobbie and Martin Barstow
2007, MNRAS, 382, 1804
The nature of the close magnetic white dwarf + probable brown dwarf binary SDSS J121209.31+013627.7
Matt Burleigh, Tom Marsh (Warwick), Boris Gaensicke (Warwick), Mike Goad (Leicester), Vik Dhillon (Sheffield), Stu Littlefair (Sheffield), Mark Wells (Oundle School), Nigel Bannister, Cheryl Hurkett, Adrian Martindale, Paul Dobbie, Sarah Casewell, David Baker, James Duke, Jay Farihi, Mike Irwin (Cambridge), Paul Hewett (Cambridge), Paul Roche (Cardiff), Fraser Lewis (Cardiff)
2006, MNRAS, 373, 1416
A near-infrared spectroscopic detection of the brown dwarf in the post common envelope binary WD0137-349
Matt Burleigh, Emma Hogan, Paul Dobbie, Ralf Napiwotzki (Herts), Pierre Maxted (Keele)
2006, MNRAS, 373, L55
On the origin of the ultramassive white dwarf GD50
Paul Dobbie, Ralf Napiwotzki (Herts), Nicolas Lodieu, Matt Burleigh, Martin Barstow, Richard Jameson
2006, MNRAS, 373, L45
Survival of a brown dwarf after engulfment by a red giant star.
Pierre Maxted (Keele), Ralf Napiwotzki (Herts), Paul Dobbie, Matt Burleigh
2006, Nature, 442, 543
New Praesepe white dwarfs and the initial mass-final mass relation
Paul Dobbie, Ralf Napiwotzki (Herts), Matt Burleigh, Martin Barstow, David Boyce, Sarah Casewell, Richard Jameson, Ivan Hubeny (Arizona), Giles Fontaine (Montreal)
2006, MNRAS, 369, 383
Photospheric phosphorus in the FUSE spectra of GD71 and two similar DA white dwarfs
Paul Dobbie, Martin Barstow, Ivan Hubeny (Arizona), Jay Holberg (Arizona), Matt Burleigh, Anne Forbes
2005, MNRAS, 363, 763 (November)
Heavy element abundances in DAO white dwarfs measured from FUSE data
Simon Good, Martin Barstow, Matt Burleigh, Paul Dobbie, Jay Holberg (Arizona) and Ivan Hubeny (Arizona)
2005, MNRAS, 363, 183
Hubble Space Telescope spectroscopy of the Balmer lines in Sirius B
Martin Barstow, Howard E. Bond (STScI), Jay Holberg (Arizona), Matt Burleigh, Ivan Hubeny (Arizona), Detlev Koester (Kiel, Germany)
2005, MNRAS, 362, 1134
A near-IR spectrum of the DO white dwarf RE J0503-285
Paul Dobbie, Matt Burleigh, Andrew Levan, Martin Barstow, Ralf Napiwotzki and Ivan Hubeny (Arizona)
2005, A&A, 439, 1159
A search for binarity using FUSE observations of DAO white dwarfs
Simon Good, Martin Barstow, Matt Burleigh, Paul Dobbie and Jay Holberg (Arizona)
2005, MNRAS, accepted
A near-IR spectroscopic search for very-low-mass cool companions to notable DA white dwarfs
Paul Dobbie, Matt Burleigh, Andrew Levan, Martin Barstow, Ralf Napiwotzki, Jay Holberg (Arizona), Ivan Hubeny (NOAO), Steve Howell (NOAO)
2005, MNRAS, 357, 1049
Whole Earth Telescope observations of BPM 37093: A seismological test of crystallization theory in white dwarfs
A. Kanaan (Brazil) and 61 others including Matt Burleigh
2005, A&A, 432, 219
Rotational period of WD1953-011 - a magnetic white dwarf with a star spot
Carolyn Brinkworth (Southampton), Tom Marsh (Warwick), Louisa Morales-Rueda (Nijmegen, Netherlands), Pierre Maxted (Keele), Matt Burleigh, Simon Good (Leicester)
2005, MNRAS, 357, 333
Praesepe and the seven white dwarfs
Paul Dobbie, Dave Pinfield (Hertfordshire), Ralf Napiwotzki, Nigel Hambley (ROE Edinburgh), Matt Burleigh, Martin Barstow, Richard Jameson, Ivan Hubeny (NOAO)
2004, MNRAS, 355, L39
Comparison of the effective temperatures, gravities and helium abundances of DAO white dwarfs from Balmer and Lyman line studies
Simon Good, Martin Barstow, Jay Holberg, David Sing (both Arizona), Matt Burleigh and Paul Dobbie
2004, MNRAS, 355, 1031
Spectroscopic and Photometric Analysis of HS 1136+6646: A Hot Young DAO+K7V Post-Common-Envelope, Pre-Cataclysmic Variable Binary
Dave Sing (Arizona), Jay Holberg (Arizona), Matt Burleigh, Simon Good, Martin Barstow (all Leicester), Terry Oswalt (Florida), Steve Howell (NOAO), Carolyn Brinkworth (Southampton), M. Rudkin, K. Johnston, S. Rafferty (all Florida)
2004, AJ, 127, 2936 (May)
Photometric variability of the unique magnetic white dwarf GD356
Carolyn Brinkworth (Southampton), Matt Burleigh, Graham Wynn and Tom Marsh (Southampton & Warwick)
2004, MNRAS, 348, L33 (March)
Observations of the pulsating subdwarf B star Feige 48: Constraints on evolution and companions
Mike Reed (Southwest Missouri State University) and 43 others including Matt Burleigh and Simon Good
2004, MNRAS, 348, 1164 (March)
A Whole Earth Telescope campaign on the pulsating subdwarf B binary system PG 1336-018 (NY Vir)
Dave Kilkenny (SAAO) and 48 others including Matt Burleigh
2003, MNRAS, 345, 834 (November)
An archive of IUE low dispersion spectra of white dwarf stars
Jay Holberg (Arizona), Martin Barstow and Matt Burleigh
2003, ApJS, 147, 145
A comparison of DA white dwarf temperatures and gravities from FUSE Lyman line and ground-based Balmer line observations
Martin Barstow, Simon Good, Matt Burleigh, Ivan Hubeny (GSFC), Jay Holberg (Arizona), Andrew Levan
2003, MNRAS, 344, 562
Heavy element abundance patterns in hot DA white dwarfs
Martin Barstow, Simon Good, Jay Holberg (Arizona), Ivan Hubeny (GSFC), Nigel Bannister, Fred Bruhweiler (GSFC), Matt Burleigh, Ralf Napiwotzki (Bamberg, Germany)
2003, MNRAS, 341, 878
Imaging planets around white dwarfs
Matt Burleigh, Fraser Clarke (Cambridge) and Simon Hodgkin (Cambridge), proceedings of ``Scientific Frontiers in Research on Extra-Solar Planets'', 2003, ASP Conf. Ser., in press. Also available as adobe acrobat pdf , with jpegs Figure1 and Figure2. This is an update of the Monthly Notices paper below.
PG1115+166 - a long-period DA+DB binary
Pierre Maxted (Keele), Matt Burleigh, Tom Marsh (Southampton) and Nigel Bannister, 2002, MNRAS, 334, 833.
Far-UV observations of Sirius-like bianries
Matt Burleigh, Martin Barstow, Simon Good, Howard E. Bond (STScI), Jay Holberg (Arizona), 2003, proceedings of 13th European White Dwarf workshop, NATO Science Series, Kluwer, eds. D. de Martino et al., in press.
This is an update of the detailed paper presented in the 2001 EUVE final conference proceedings.
Spectroscopic determination of mass for a sample of DAO white dwarfs
Simon Good, Martin Barstow, Matt Burleigh, Jay Holberg (Arizona), Dave Sing (Arizona), Ralf Napiwotzki (Bamberg) & Fred Bruhweiler (Cathlic Univ. of America), 2003, proceedings of 13th European White Dwarf workshop, NATO Science Series, Kluwer, eds. D. de Martino et al., in press.
High resolution EUV & FUV spectroscopy of DA white dwarfs
Martin Barstow, Simon Good, Nigel Bannister, Matt Burleigh + 5 others, 2003, proceedings of 13th European White Dwarf workshop, NATO Science Series, Kluwer, eds. D. de Martino et al., in press.
Imaging planets around nearby white dwarfs
Matt Burleigh, Fraser Clarke (Cambridge) and Simon Hodgkin (Cambridge), 2002, MNRAS, 331, L41
A multisite campaign on the pulsating subdwarf B star PG 1047+003
Dave Kilkenny (SAAO), + nine others inc. Matt Burleigh and Martin Barstow, 2002, MNRAS, 331, 399
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FUSE observations of PG1342+444: new insights into the nature of the hottest DA white dwarfs
Martin Barstow, Simon Good, Jay Holberg (Arizona), Matt Burleigh, Nigel Bannister, Ivan Hubeny (Goddard), Ralf Napiwotzki (Bamberg), 2002, MNRAS, 330, 425.
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White dwarfs in Sirius-like binaries
Matt Burleigh, 2002, in Continuing the challenge of EUV astronomy: current analysis and prospects for the future, eds. S.B. Howell et al., PASP Conf. Ser., 264, 27
Highlights from a decade of ROSAT Wide Field Camera Observations
Matt Burleigh, John Pye, Richard West, Stuart Poulton and Keith Sohl, 2002, in Continuing the challenge of EUV astronomy: current analysis and prospects for the future, eds. S.B. Howell et al., PASP Conf. Ser., 264, 166
The low mass white dwarf companion to Beta Crateris
Matt Burleigh, Martin Barstow, Klaus Schenker, Alison Sills, Graham Wynn, Paul Dobbie and Simon Good, 2001, MNRAS, 327, 1158
A ROSAT WFC observation of SW UMa: the EUV behaviour of dwarf novae in superoutburst explained
Matt Burleigh, John Pye, Stuart Poulton, Keith Sohl, Pete Wheatley and Graham Wynn, 2001, MNRAS, 325, 1458
Multi-wavelength monitoring of QS Tel
Simon Rosen, Jon Rainger, Matt Burleigh, Dave Buckley (SAAO), Martin Sirk (EUVE), Richard Lieu (Alabama), D. de Martino (Napoli), 2001, MNRAS, 322, 631
Resolving Sirius-like binaries with the Hubble Space Telescope
Martin Barstow, Howard E. Bond (STScI), Matt Burleigh, Jay Holberg (Arizona), 2001, MNRAS, 322, 891
An Early-Time Infrared and Optical Study of the Type Ia Supernova 1998bu in M96
M. Hernandez, W.P.S. Meikle, A. Aparicio, C.R. Benn, M.R. Burleigh, A.C. Chrysostomou, A.J.L. Fernandes, T.R. Geballe, P.L. Hammersley, J. Iglesias-Paramo, D.J. James, P.A. James, S.N. Kemp, T.A. Lister, D. Martinez-Delgado, A. Oscoz, D.L. Pollacco, M. Rozas, S. J. Smartt, P. Sorensen, R.A. Swaters, J.H. Telting, W.D. Vacca, N.A. Walton, M.R. Zapatero-Osorio, 2000, MNRAS, 319, 223
Observations of the extreme-ultraviolet transient RE J1255+266: a short outburst of a WZ Sge system?
Pete Wheatley, Matt Burleigh, Mike Watson, 2000, MNRAS, 317, 343
PG1115+166: a new DAB white dwarf in the DB gap.
Matt Burleigh, Nigel Bannister, Martin Barstow, Pierre Maxted (Southampton), 2000, Proceedings of the 12th European White Dwarf Workshop, 135.
Resolving Sirius-like binaries with the Hubble Space Telescope.
Matt Burleigh, Martin Barstow, Howard E. Bond (STScI), Jay Holberg (Arizona), 2000, Proceedings of the 12th European White Dwarf Workshop, 222.
A possible detection of diffuse extended X-ray emission in the environment of the Globular Cluster NGC6779.
Madelaine Hopwood, Nye Evans (Keele), Tim Roberts, Matt Burleigh (Leicester), et al., 2000, MNRAS, 316, L5.
Spectroscopic confirmation of a white dwarf companion to the B star 16 Dra.
Matt Burleigh and Martin Barstow, 2000, A&A, 359, 977.
The Schweizer-Middleditch star revisited.
Matt Burleigh, Uli Heber (Bamberg, Germany), Darragh O'Donoghue (SAAO), Martin Barstow, 2000, A&A, 356, 585.
Optical spectroscopy of the candidate luminous white dwarf in the young LMC cluster NGC1818.
Matt Burleigh, Rex Saffer (Villanova), Gerry Gilmore (IoA, Cambridge) and Ralf Napiwotzki (Bamberg), 1999, MNRAS, 310, L1.
Opacities along the Line of Sight to and in the Atmosphere of the White Dwarf in the Close Detached DAO dM Binary RE J0720-318 (V*IN CMa).
Paul Dobbie, Martin Barstow, Matt Burleigh and Ivan Hubeny (GSFC), 1999, A&A, 346, 163.
Theta Hya: Spectroscopic identification of a second B star + white dwarf binary.
Matt Burleigh and Martin Barstow, 1999, A&A, 341, 795.
Phase-resolved far-ultraviolet HST spectroscopy of the peculiar magnetic white dwarf RE J0317-853.
Matt Burleigh, Stefan Jordan (Kiel) and Wolfgang Schweizer (Tubingen), 1999, ApJ, 510, L37.
The Record Breaking Magnetic White Dwarf RE J0317-853.
Stefan Jordan (Kiel) and Matt Burleigh, accepted for publication in `Proceedings of the 11th European White Dwarf Workshop', held in Tromso, Norway, July 1998.
The Atmosphere of the DAO White Dwarf RE J0720-318.
Paul Dobbie, Martin Barstow and Matt Burleigh, accepted for publication in `Proceedings of the 11th European White Dwarf Workshop', held in Tromso, Norway, July 1998.
Hot White Dwarfs in Detached, Sirius-type Binaries: A Review.
Matt Burleigh, invited review talk accepted for publication in `Proceedings of the 11th European White Dwarf Workshop', held in Tromso, Norway, July 1998.
A search for hidden white dwarfs in the ROSAT EUV survey II: Discovery of a distant DA+F6/7V binary system in a direction of low density neutral hydrogen.
Matt Burleigh, Martin Barstow and Jay Holberg (Arizona), 1998, MNRAS, 300, 511.
HR2875: Spectroscopic discovery of the first B star + white dwarf binary.
Matt Burleigh and Martin Barstow, 1998, MNRAS, 295, L15.
Searching for hidden white dwarfs in the ROSAT WFC survey with IUE.
Matt Burleigh, in `Ultraviolet Astrophysics Beyond the IUE Final Archive', 1998, ESA Publ. SP-413, 229.
A search for hidden white dwarfs in the ROSAT EUV survey.
Matt Burleigh, Martin Barstow and Tom Fleming, 1997, MNRAS, 287, 381.
An EUV-selected sample of DA white dwarfs from the ROSAT all-sky survey. I: Optically derived stellar parameters.
Matt Marsh, Martin Barstow, Matt Burleigh et~al., 1997, MNRAS, 286, 369.
An EUV-selected sample of DA white dwarfs from the ROSAT all-sky survey. II: EUV and soft X-ray properties.
Matt Marsh, Martin Barstow, Matt Burleigh et~al., 1997, MNRAS, 286, 369.
The close DAO+dM binary RE J0720-318: a stratified white dwarf with a thin H layer and a possible circumbinary disk.
Matt Burleigh, Martin Barstow and Paul Dobbie, 1997, A&A Letters, 317, L27.
Is 2RE J0357+283 the most coronally active star in the Galaxy?
Rob Jeffries (Keele), Matt Burleigh and R.M. Robb, 1996, A&A Letters, 305, L45.
RE J0317-853: The hottest known highly magnetic DA white dwarf.
Martin Barstow, Stefan Jordan (Kiel), Darragh O'Donoghue (SAAO), Matt Burleigh, Ralf Napiwotzki (Bamberg) and Kate Harrop-Allin (MSSL), 1995, MNRAS, 277, 971.


This document was last updated on 27th June 2008 by Matt Burleigh (mbu@star.le.ac.uk).