Thermal-Tidal Instability Model Of Dwarf Novae Below The Period Gap: A Unification Theory

  • Y. Osaki
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 208)


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.


Accretion Disk Mass Transfer Rate Unification Model Cataclysmic Variable Instability Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Osaki
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  1. 1.Department of Astronomy,School of ScienceUniversity of TokyoTokyoJapan

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