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Getting to know the cataclysmic variable beneath the nova eruption

@article{Tappert2012GettingTK,
  title={Getting to know the cataclysmic variable beneath the nova eruption},
  author={C. Tappert and Linda Schmidtobreick and A. Ederoclite and N. Vogt},
  journal={arXiv: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics},
  year={2012}
}
The eruption of a (classical) nova is widely accepted to be a recurrent event in the lifetime of a cataclysmic binary star. In-between eruptions the system should therefore behave as a "normal" cataclysmic variable (CV), i.e. according to its characteristic properties like the mass-transfer rate or the strength of the magnetic field of the white dwarf. How important are these characteristics for the nova eruption itself, i.e. which type of systems preferably undergo a nova eruption? This… 

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