Accretional Heating by Periodic Dwarf Nova Events

We have carried out the first quasi-static evolutionary model sequence with time-variable accretion in which the combined heating effect of boundary layer irradiation (including stellar rotation) and compressional heating on the underlying white dwarf accretor has been included. In the present study...

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Journal Title: The Astrophysical Journal Vol. 566; no. 2; pp. 1084 - 1090
Authors: Patrick Godon, Edward Sion
Format: Article
Published: 02/20/2002
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