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Paper: Irradiation of CV secondaries
Volume: 261, The Physics of Cataclysmic Variables and Related Objects
Page: 49
Authors: Barman, T. S.; Hauschildt, P. H.; Allard, F.
Abstract: In many cases, the red secondary star in a cataclysmic variable (CV) system contributes a significant amount to the total near-IR and IR flux. Over the past decade, several CV secondaries have been observed; however, the interpretation of these observations is complicated by the fact that one hemisphere of the secondary is subjected to the intense radiation fields of the primary, accretion disk, and boundary layer. Using our general purpose atmosphere code (PHOENIX), we have modeled the effects of the impinging radiation from a hot white dwarf on the atmosphere of a CV secondary. We will present preliminary results for an average CV system.
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