Thermal-Tidal Instability Model Of Dwarf Novae Below The Period Gap: A Unification Theory
A unification theory is proposed in which almost all of outburst behavior in dwarf novae may be understood in a unified way within the basic framework of the disk instability model. In particular, a rich variety of outburst behavior of cataclysmic variables below the period gap may be understood by the thermal-tidal instability model in which the coupling of the two intrinsic instabilities in the accretion disk plays a unique role.
KeywordsAccretion Disk Mass Transfer Rate Unification Model Cataclysmic Variable Instability Model
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