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Magnetic CVs as a Bright Representative of Close Binaries

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QIAN Shengbang HAN Z.-T. ZHU Liying LIAO W.-P. FERNÁNDEZ LAJÚS E. ZEJDA Miloslav LIU L. SOONTHORNTHUM B. ZHOU X.

Rok publikování 2015
Druh Článek v odborném periodiku
Časopis / Zdroj Publications of The Korean Astronomical Society
Fakulta / Pracoviště MU

Přírodovědecká fakulta

Citace
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.5303/PKAS.2015.30.2.175
Obor Astronomie a nebeská mechanika, astrofyzika
Klíčová slova Stars; binaries; close binaries; eclipsing binaries; stellar evolution
Popis Due to the lack of an accretion disk in a polar (magnetic cataclysmic variable, MCV), the material transferred from the secondary is directly accreted onto the white dwarf, forming an accretion stream and a hot spot on the white-dwarf component. During the eclipses, different light components can be isolated. Therefore, the monitoring of eclipsing polars could provide valuable information on several modern astrophysical problems, e.g., CVs as planetary hosting stars, mass transfer and mass accretion in CVs, and the magnetic activity of the most rapidly rotating cool dwarfs. In the past five years, we have monitored about 10 eclipsing polars (e.g., DP Leo and HU Aqr) using several 2-m class telescopes and about 100 eclipse profiles were obtained. In this paper, we will introduce the progress of our research group at YNOs. The first direct evidence of variable mass transfer in a CV is obtained and we show that it is the dark-spot activity that causes the mass transfer in CVs. Magnetic activity cycles of the cool secondary were detected and we show that the variable mass transfer is not caused by magnetic activity cycles. These results will shed light on the structure and evolution of close binary stars (e.g., CVs and Algols).
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