The fate of a WD accreting H-rich material at high rates

Irit Idan*, Nir J. Shaviv, Giora Shaviv

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We study a white dwarf (WD) accreting solar-composition material at super-Eddington accretion rates. We find that after many cycles of hydrogen ignition and burning, several large Helium burning flashes expel the accreted envelope, leaving no net mass accumulation. This implies that such a system will not undergo accretion induced collapse.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number012051
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2012
Event5th Bi-Annual Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics, NPA5 - Eilat, Israel
Duration: 3 Apr 20118 Apr 2011


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