# X-ray emission from isolated hot white dwarfs

@article{Heise1985XrayEF,
title={X-ray emission from isolated hot white dwarfs},
author={John Heise},
journal={Space Science Reviews},
year={1985},
volume={40},
pages={79-90}
}
• J. Heise
• Published 1 February 1985
• Physics
• Space Science Reviews
Hot white dwarfs are objects that copiously emit in the Extreme Ultraviolet and soft X-ray range. They are the brightest sources seen in the Low Energy Telescope of EXOSAT, with countrates up to 25 cnts/s. in contrast to their optical and UV spectrum the total flux and spectral distribution at soft X-ray energies are highly sensitive to the effective temperature, structure and elemental composition of the dwarf's atmosphere. The imaging soft X-ray experiments onboard EXOSAT cover with large…
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