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Paper: Stability Properties of Two-Fluid Accretion Shocks with Multiple Cooling Processes
Volume: 157, Annapolis Workshop on Magnetic Cataclysmic Variables
Page: 317
Authors: Wu, Kinwah; Saxton, Curtis J.
Abstract: We have carried out a linear analysis of accretion shocks with multiple cooling processes and different electron and ion temperatures. We found that the decoupling of the electron and ion temperatures can introduce instability. A cyclotron-cooling dominated shock, which is generally stable if the electrons and ions have equal temperatures, can become unstable when the electron and ion temperatures are decoupled.
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