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dc.contributor.authorHoare, M.G.
dc.contributor.authorDrew, J.E.
dc.identifier.citationHoare , M G & Drew , J E 1991 , ' Boundary-layer temperatures in high accretion rate cataclysmic variables ' , Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society , vol. 249 , no. 3 , pp. 452-459 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 154942
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: d2f4007c-9f05-4eeb-899b-7e7961aaa78e
dc.identifier.otherdspace: 2299/4038
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 0000720340
dc.descriptionOriginal article can be found at: Copyright Royal Astronomical Society [Full text of this article is not available in the UHRA]
dc.description.abstractThe Zanstra method is used to derive limits on boundary-layer temperatures in eclipsing dwarf novae during outburst and nova-like variables, using the observed He II 1640 and 4686 A recombination lines. It is assumed that all the emission is produced in the wind rather than the accretion disk. This method constrains the boundary-layer temperatures to between 50,000 and 100,000 K, depending on the degree of wind bipolarity. These estimates are lower than the T in excess of 200,000 K predicted theoretically. Possible explanations include rapid rotation of the white dwarf and spreading of the boundary layer over the entire white-dwarf surface.en
dc.relation.ispartofMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
dc.subjectdwarf novae
dc.subjectmodel atmospheres
dc.titleBoundary-layer temperatures in high accretion rate cataclysmic variablesen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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