The Role of Magnetic Field for Quiescence-Outburst Models in CVs

S. De Bianchi, V. F. Braga, S. Gaudenzi
2015 Acta Polytechnica CTU Proceedings  
In this paper we present the elementary assumptions of our research on the role of the magnetic field in modelling the quiescence-outbursts cycle in Cataclysmic Variables (CVs). The behaviour of the magnetic field is crucial not only to integrate the disk instability model (Osaki 1974) , but also to determine the cause and effect nexus among parameters affecting the behavior of complex systems. On the ground of our interpretation of the results emerging from the literature, we suggest that in
more » ... dels describing DNe outbursts, such as the disk instability model, the secondary instability model (Bath 1973) and the thermonuclear runaway model (Mitrofanov 1978) , the role of the magnetic field is at least twofold. On the one hand, it activates a specific dynamic pathway for the accreting matter by channelling it. On the other hand, it could be indirectly responsible for switching a particular outburst modality. In order to represent these two roles of the magnetic field, we need to integrate the disk instability model by looking at the global behaviour of the system under analysis. Stochastic resonance in dynamo models, we believe, is a suitable candidate for accomplishing this task. We shall present the MHD model including this mechanism elsewhere. Keywords: cataclysmic variables -dwarf novae -intermediate polars -magnetic field -disk instability model -secondary instability model -thermonuclear runaway model.
doi:10.14311/app.2015.02.0192 fatcat:zaodx7kcjrdm3mb4ot3dd5gmp4