Features of the mass transfer in magnetic cataclysmic variables with fast-rotating white dwarfs
1 Institute of Astronomy RAS, Moscow, Russia
2 Chelyabinsk State University, Chelyabinck, Russia
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Published online: 8 January 2014
The flow structure in magnetic cataclysmic variables was investigated taking into account the effects of strong magnetic field and fast rotation of the white dwarf. We modeled the AE Aqr system as a unique object that has the rotation period of the white dwarf is about 1000 times shorter than the orbital period of the binary system. Observations show that in spite of fast rotation of the white dwarf some part of the stream from the inner Lagrange point comes into the Roche lobe region. We analyzed possible mechanisms preventing material to outflow from the system.
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