Localized thermonuclear bursts from accreting magnetic white dwarfs.

@article{Scaringi2022LocalizedTB,
  title={Localized thermonuclear bursts from accreting magnetic white dwarfs.},
  author={Simone Scaringi and Paul J. Groot and Christian Knigge and A J Bird and Elm{\'e} Breedt and David A H Buckley and Yuri Cavecchi and Nathalie Degenaar and Domitilla de Martino and C. Done and Matteo Fratta and Krystian Iłkiewicz and Elmar G. Koerding and J.-P. Lasota and Colin Littlefield and Carlo Felice Manara and Michael S. O'Brien and Paula Szkody and Francis X. Timmes},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2022},
  volume={604 7906},
  pages={
          447-450
        }
}
Nova explosions are caused by global thermonuclear runaways triggered in the surface layers of accreting white dwarfs1-3. It has been predicted4-6 that localized thermonuclear bursts on white dwarfs can also take place, similar to type-I X-ray bursts observed in accreting neutron stars. Unexplained rapid bursts from the binary system TV Columbae, in which mass is accreted onto a moderately strong magnetized white dwarf from a low-mass companion, have been observed on several occasions in the… 

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