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|Title:||Gamma ray observations of polars|
|Authors:||Bhat, C. L|
|Publisher:||Astronomical Society of India|
|Citation:||BASI, Vol. 18, pp. 215-227|
|Abstract:||Experimental evidence is reported for the discovery of an entirely new class of gamma-ray binary objects involving a magnetic white dwarf rather than a neutron star degenerate primary. These sources may have photon energies extending into the PeV range. The gamma-ray light curves exhibit a striking morphological similarity with corresponding phase dependence of the circularly polarized light from the sources. If confirmed, these results will have important consequences for the physics underlying acceleration of high-energy particle beams in binary systems as well as for the contribution of unresolved point sources in the Galactic gamma-ray background|
|Appears in Collections:||BASI Publications|
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