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Laboratory analogue of a supersonic accretion column in a binary star system.

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Astrophysical flows exhibit rich behaviour resulting from the interplay of different forms of energy-gravitational, thermal, magnetic and radiative. For magnetic cataclysmic variable stars, material from a late, main sequence star is pulled onto a highly magnetized (B>10 MG) white dwarf. The magnetic field is sufficiently large to direct the flow as an accretion column onto the poles of the white dwarf, a star subclass known as AM Herculis. A stationary radiative shock is expected to form ...

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10.1038/ncomms11899

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Lady Margaret Hall
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Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Atomic & Laser Physics
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Nature Publishing Group Publisher's website
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Nature Communications Journal website
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7
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ncomms11899
Publication date:
2016-06-05
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2016-05-10
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2041-1723
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pubs:628291
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uri:2133ed27-b8de-49af-b577-ff2cce93bfd9
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