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The Electron Temperature of am Herculis Type Systems

  • D. T. Wickramasinghe
  • S. Meggitt

Abstract

We argue that the polarised optical emission from AM Herculis-type systems arises from a compact high temperature (T≳10 keV) region closely associated with the accretion shock.

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. T. Wickramasinghe
    • 1
  • S. Meggitt
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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