**Publication date:** Mar 2014

**Abstract:**

Resonant Switch (RS) model has recently been proposed as an alternative to the standard models of twin-peak high-frequency quasi-periodic oscillations (HF QPOs) observed in low-mass X-ray binaries containing a neutron star. The model assumes switch of twin oscillations at a resonant point, where frequencies of the upper and lower oscillations ν_{U} and ν_{L} become commensurable and one pair of the oscillating modes (corresponding to a specific model of HF QPOs) changes to some other pair due to non-linear resonant phenomena. We test the RS model for the atoll source 4U 1636-53, where we assume two resonant points observed at frequency ratios ν_{U}:ν_{L}=3:2, 5:4, by fitting the pairs of the oscillatory modes to the observed data in the regions related to the resonant points. Among acceptable variants of the RS model the most promising are those combining the relativistic precession (RP) and the total precession (TP) frequency relations or their modifications. The precision of the fits is shown to be strongly increased in comparison to fits realized by individual pairs along the whole data range. We demonstrate that the χ^{2} test is significantly improved. Fitting of the HF QPO data in the source 4U 1636-53 by the RP1-RP variant of the RS model gives the best results and implies that the neutron star mass and dimensionless spin are M≈2.2 M_{sun} and a≈0.27.

**Authors:**

Stuchlik, Z.; Kotrlova, A.; Torok, G.; Goluchova, K.;