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Paper: The B[e] Phenomenon in Symbiotic Binaries
Volume: 508, The B[e] Phenomenom: Forty Years of Studies
Page: 313
Authors: Skopal, A.
Abstract: The spectrum of symbiotic stars (SSs) consists of three basic components of radiation. Two are stellar in nature are produced by the binary components, the evolved cool giant and the hot compact component, whereas the third one is the nebular in nature being rich for emission lines. An additional component from a dust is observed in the near-IR spectrum of the so-called D-type (dusty) SSs. In this contribution I introduce the basic physical processes responsible for the symbiotic phenomenon, model the composite spectrum, and point to a striking similarity of the configuration of B[e] supergiants with that of the hot components during outbursts of SSs.
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