X-rays from cataclysmic variables

Kuulkers, E.; Norton, A.; Schwope, A.J. and Warner, B. (2006). X-rays from cataclysmic variables. In: Lewin, Walter and Van der Klis, Michiel eds. Compact Stellar X-ray Sources. Cambridge Astrophysics (39). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2277/0521826594

URL: http://www.cambridge.org/uk/catalogue/catalogue.as...


Cataclysmic Variables are a distinct class of interacting binaries, transferring mass from a donor star to a degenerate accretor, a white dwarf. We here review X-ray observations of these systems, with some emphasis on what has been achieved in the last decade.

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