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Paper: The XMM-Newton-MSSL Survey of Polars
Volume: 315, Magnetic Cataclysmic Variables (IAU Colloquium 190)
Page: 106
Authors: Ramsay, G.; Cropper, M.
Abstract: The XMM-Newton-MSSL survey of polars is a snapshot survey of nearly 40 polars. We present the initial results, with an emphasis on the energy balance in these systems and the number of systems which were observed in a low accretion state. In contrast to the ROSAT results we find that the vast majority of polars show no "soft X-ray excess". We find that half of our sample were observed in low or off accretion states. We find no evidence that these systems were biased towards certain orbital periods.
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