Hellier, C (2002) Stream-fed accretion in intermediate polars. Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series, 30. ISSN 1050-3390Full text not available from this repository.
I review the observational evidence for stream-fed accretion in intermediate polars. Recent work on the discless system V2400 Oph confirms the pole-flipping model of stream-fed accretion, but this applies only to a minority of the flow. The bulk of the flow is in the form of blobs circling the white dwarf, a state which might have been a precursor to disc formation in other IPs. I also discuss work on the systems with anomalously long spin periods, V1025 Cen and EX Hya. There are arguments both for and against stream-fed accretion in V1025 Cen, and further work is necessary before reaching a conclusion about this system.
|Subjects:||Q Science > QB Astronomy
Q Science > QC Physics
|Date Deposited:||11 Mar 2015 13:59|
|Last Modified:||23 May 2016 13:46|
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