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Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 000, 000000 (0000) Printed 7 April 2008 (MN LATEX style file v2.2) The defining characteristics of Intermediate Polars the
 

Summary: Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 000, 000­000 (0000) Printed 7 April 2008 (MN LATEX style file v2.2)
The defining characteristics of Intermediate Polars ­ the
case of three candidate systems
Gavin Ramsay1
, Peter J. Wheatley2
, A. J. Norton3
, Pasi Hakala4
, Darren Baskill5,6
1Armagh Observatory, College Hill, Armagh, BT61 9DG
2Department of Physics, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL
3Department of Physics & Astronomy, The Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA
4Tuorla Observatory, University of Turku, V¨ais¨al¨antie 20, FIN-21500 Piikki¨o, Finland
5Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, Leicester, LE1 7RH
6Royal Observatory Greenwich, National Maritime Museum, Park Row, Greenwich, London, SE10 9NF
7 April 2008
ABSTRACT
Intermediate Polars (IPs) are a group of cataclysmic variables (CVs) which are thought
to contain white dwarfs which have a magnetic field strength in the range 0.1­10MG.
A significant fraction of the X-ray sources detected in recent deep surveys has been
postulated to consist of IPs. Until now two of the defining characteristics of IPs have

  

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