Hydrogen burning on a white dwarf accreting hydrogen in a binary system

S. A. Glasner*, G. Rakavy, Y. Tuchman

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Abstract

We follow the accretion of hydrogen-rich matter onto the surface of a white dwarf in a close binary system. Two phases of accretion are assumed. First-slow accretion from the interstellar clouds, second-fast accretion from the companion. Hydrogen is ignited at the interface between the fast and slowly accreted layers. After a short runaway burning continues in the form of quasistationary deflagration front propagating inwards. The features of this front are discussed. A possibility of mass loss is indicated.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)397-403
Number of pages7
JournalAstrophysics and Space Science
Volume80
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1981

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