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Paper: Explaining Intermediate Polars with Discs
Volume: 29, ViƱa Del Mar Workshop on Cataclysmic Variable Stars
Page: 246
Authors: Hellier, C.
Abstract: An accretion disc in an intermediate polar is necessary to produce the dominant spin period effects and enables the `accretion curtain' model to explain the spin period variations from the optical to the X-ray. There is growing evidence that part of the accretion stream overflows the disc, which may result in orbital and beat period X-ray modulations.
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