Colliding Winds in Symbiotic Systems

  • Sun Kwok
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 145)


The physics of colliding winds in symbiotic systems is reviewed. The theoretical predictions are compared with observational data of symbiotic novae, in particular the recently erupted system HM Sge. It is suggested that the spectral behaviour of HM Sge from X-ray to radio can be explained by the colliding winds process.


White Dwarf Stellar Wind Asymptotic Giant Branch Symbiotic System Cool Component 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sun Kwok
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

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