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Paper: Answering Fundamental Questions about Cataclysmic Variables and Classical Novae
Volume: 487, Resolving The Future Of Astronomy With Long-Baseline Interferometry
Page: 151
Authors: Harrison, T. E.
Abstract: Cataclysmic variables (CVs) are interacting binaries consisting of a white dwarf primary, and a non-degenerate secondary star. There are numerous subclasses of CVs (any of which could become a Classical Nova), but broadly, these classifications are believed to arise from either differing values of the mass accretion rate, or whether the white dwarf primary is magnetic. There continue to be numerous questions about the origin, and evolution of these systems. We will review some of the outstanding issues, and address how advances in interferometry might be used to resolve them.
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