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Where are the Magnetic White Dwarfs with Detached, Nondegenerate Companions?

Liebert, James; Wickramasinghe, Dayal; Schmidt, Gary Dean; Silvestri, Nicole; Hawley, Suzanne; Szkody, Paula; Ferrario, Lilia; Webbink, Ronald; Oswalt, Terry; Smith, J. Allyn; Lemagie, Mara

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The Sloan Digital Sky Survey has already more than doubled the sample of white dwarfs with spectral classifications, the subset with detached M dwarf companions, and the subset of magnetic white dwarfs. In the course of assessing these new discoveries, we have noticed a curious, unexpected property of the total lists of magnetic white dwarfs and of white dwarf plus main-sequence binaries: there appears to be virtually zero overlap between the two samples! No confirmed magnetic white dwarf has...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/83104
Source: Astronomical Journal
DOI: 10.1086/429639

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