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Paper: Model accretion streams in polars
Volume: 261, The Physics of Cataclysmic Variables and Related Objects
Page: 141
Authors: Cash, J. L.; Howell, S. B.
Abstract: We present the current results of our modeling of the accretion streams in polars. The goal of this research is to create a detailed 3-D model of the full accretion stream from the L1 point to the white dwarf surface. These numerical stream models yield the detailed distribution of gas throughout the stream, including a 3-dimensional map of the coupling positions and the distribution of local mass transfer rates across the white dwarf surface. In addition, the flexibility available in the code allows us to compare the affects of common assumptions about the physical processes present in the stream.
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