Accretion phenomena in cataclysmic variables

Jeremy Bailey*

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    The processes of accretion onto the white dwarf in a cataclysmic variable are reviewed. These systems provide the most easily observable examples of accretion disks, and enable the structure of the accretion region to be studied in detail. The properties of column accretion onto magnetic cataclysmic variables are also described.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)75-80
    Number of pages6
    JournalPublications of the Astronomical Society of Australia
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1996


    • Accretion
    • Accretion disks
    • Binaries:Close
    • Binaries:Eclipsing
    • Cataclysmic variables
    • Novae
    • Stars:Magnetic fields


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