Quasi-periodic oscillations in accreting magnetic white dwarfs - II. The asset of numerical modelling for interpreting observations

  title={Quasi-periodic oscillations in accreting magnetic white dwarfs - II. The asset of numerical modelling for interpreting observations},
  author={Clotilde Busschaert and Emeric Falize and C. Michaut and Jean-Marc Bonnet-Bidaud and Max Camenzind Observatoire de Paris and CEA-DAM-DIF and Service Astrophysique-Laboratoire Aim and CEADSMIrfu},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
Magnetic cataclysmic variables are close binary systems containing a strongly magnetized white dwarf that accretes matter coming from an M-dwarf companion. High-energy radiation coming from those objects is emitted from the accretion column close to the white dwarf photosphere at the impact region. Its properties depend on the characteristics of the white dwarf and an accurate accretion column model allows the properties of the binary system to be inferred, such as the white dwarf mass, its… 

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