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X-ray properties of magnetic cataclysmic variable systems

  • M. G. Watson
Magnetic White Dwarfs
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 266)

Abstract

The X-ray properties of magnetic cataclysmic variable systems — polars and intermediate polars — are reviewed. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation of various X-ray properties, particularly X-ray spectra and the modulation of the X-ray light curves at the orbital and white dwarf spin periods, in the context of present theoretical ideas of how the X-ray emission components are formed, and the geometry of the accretion flow onto the magnetic polecap of the white dwarf.

Keywords

White Dwarf Column Density Orbital Modulation Cataclysmic Variable Accretion Flow 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. G. Watson
    • 1
  1. 1.X-ray Astronomy Group, Physics DepartmentUniversity of LeicesterLeicesterEngland

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