Thermonuclear Runaway Models for Symbiotic Novae

  • Scott J. Kenyon
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 145)


This paper reviews the basic physics of thermonuclear runaways on the surfaces of accreting white dwarf stars, with a special emphasis on understanding the evolution of symbiotic novae.


Accretion Rate White Dwarf Mass Accretion Rate Bolometric Luminosity Symbiotic Star 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Scott J. Kenyon
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  1. 1.Smithsonian Astrophysical ObservatoryHarvard-Smithsonian Center for AstrophysicsCambridgeUSA

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