Possible role of the white dwarf in grain formation in cataclysmic variable systems
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We consider the possibility that carbon, in the form of the allotrope carbyne, might form in the atmosphere of the white dwarf in a cataclysmic variable system, and be expelled from the system by radiation pressure. It seems that, under some circumstances, cataclysmic variable systems may indeed have carbon dust in their vicinity.
KeywordsRadiation Atmosphere Dust Variable System Radiation Pressure
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