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Numerical modelling of cold accretion discs in cataclysmic variables: the superhump phenomenon

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The three-dimensional gas dynamic simulations of flow structure in binaries show the formation of the precessional spiral density wave in inner parts of a cold accretion disc. The precessional wave model is able to explain all types of observed superhump.

Keywords: Accretion disc; Close binary; Superhump

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Institute of Astronomy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Publication date: 2007-02-01

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