The Magnetic Fields of White Dwarfs in Cataclysmic Variables

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    • Publication Date:
      2018
    • Collection:
      Astrophysics
    • Abstract:
      The origin of magnetic fields in isolated and binary white dwarfs has been investigated in a series of recent papers. One proposal is that magnetic fields are generated through an alpha-omega dynamo during common envelope evolution. Here we present population synthesis calculations showing that this hypothesis is supported by observations of magnetic binaries.
      Comment: 3 pages, 4 figures, Proceedings of the 21st European Workshop on White Dwarfs held July 23-27, 2018 in Austin, TX, USA
    • Accession Number:
      edsarx.1810.06148