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Paper: High Transparency of Photosphere Plasma for Electromagnetic Waves Polarized Across Strong Magnetic Field on White Dwarfs
Volume: 493, 19th European Workshop on White Dwarfs
Page: 405
Authors: Koryagin, S. A.
Abstract: We showed that, in the photosphere of a white dwarf with strong magnetic field, the collisional absorption significantly decreases at the frequencies below the electron cyclotron frequency for the electromagnetic waves linearly polarized across the magnetic field lines (for the so-called extraordinary waves in a magnetized plasma). As a result, the extraordinary waves can escape from the deeper and hotter photosphere layers than the ordinary waves and, in this way, can determine the high linear polarization at the infrared and optical continuum.
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