'High entropy' accretion onto the surface of a white dwarf

A. Glasner*, Y. Tuchman

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Abstract

The accretion of hydrogen rich matter onto the surface of a white dwarf, assuming that the accreted matter keeps a small part of its gravitational falling energy, is investigated. The influence of this energy excess on the hydrogen ignition and the thermal instability that follows is described and discussed.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)281-287
Number of pages7
JournalAstrophysics and Space Science
Volume80
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1981

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