Accretion curtains in magnetic CVs

Lilia Ferrario*

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We have carried out calculations to model the hydrogen emission line spectrum of intermediate polars with accretion disks. We show that we can explain most of the observed optical continuum and line fluxes in terms of hard and soft X-rays that originate from the accretion shocks and are reprocessed in curtains formed by magnetically channelled material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-92
Number of pages6
JournalPublications of the Astronomical Society of Australia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


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