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Enigmas from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey DR7 Kleinman White dwarf Catalog

Liebert, James; Ferrario, Lilia; Wickramasinghe, Dayal; Smith, Paul S


We report results from a continuation of our searches for high field magnetic white dwarfs (WDs) paired in a detached binary with non-degenerate companions. We made use of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey DR7 catalog of Kleinman et al. (2013) with 19,712 spectroscopically identified WDs. These include 1735 WD plus M dwarf detached pairs (almost 10% of the Kleinman et al.'s list). No new pairs were found, although we did recover the polar (AM Herculis system) ST LMi in a low state of accretion. With...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Astrophysical Journal, The
DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/804/2/93
Access Rights: Open Access


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