On the spin periods of the magnetic cataclysmic variables

Somerscales, R. V.; Norton, A. J.; Wynn, G. A. and West, R. G. (2002). On the spin periods of the magnetic cataclysmic variables. In: The Physics of Cataclysmic Variables and Related Objects (Gänsicke, B.T.; Beuermann, K. and Reinsch, K. eds.), ASP Conference Proceedings, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, San Francisco, USA, pp. 171–172.

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Numerical simulations of the accretion flow in magnetic cataclysmic variables (mCVs) reveal a continuum of spin equilibria which span the range observed in intermediate polars (IPs). We also locate the condition for polar synchronisation in the Pspin / Porb vs. magnetic moment plane.

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