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Paper: Irradiation Effects in Close Degenerate Binary Systems
Volume: 334, 14th European Workshop on White Dwarfs
Page: 285
Authors: Palma, T.; Rohrmann, R.D.
Abstract: The atmosphere structure and emergent radiation of white dwarfs perturbed by external radiation fluxes are studied through the use of detailed atmosphere models. The analysis corresponds to stellar conditions in short-period (P < 10 h) double degenerates (systems that consist of two close white dwarfs). Our results show that the irradiation effect in a close degenerate binary can have a significant influence on the temperatures and spectral energy distribution of the irradiated stellar surfaces.
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