Magnetic cataclysmic variables discovered in hard X-rays

M. Falanga, D. De Martino, F. Bernardini, K. Mukai

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    Among hard X-ray galactic sources detected by INTEGRAL and Swift surveys, those discovered as accreting white dwarfs have surprisingly boosted in number, representing 20% of the galactic sample. The majority are identified as magnetic cataclysmic variabiles of the intermediate polar type suggesting this subclass as an important constituent of galactic population of X-ray sources. In this conference-proceeding, we review the X-ray emission properties as observed with our ongoing XMM-Newton programme of newly discovered INTEGRAL and/or Swift sources that enlarged almost by a factor of two, identifying cataclysmic variabiles commonalities and outliers.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)126-131
    Number of pages6
    JournalMemorie della Societa Astronomica Italiana - Journal of the Italian Astronomical Society
    Issue number1-2
    StatePublished - 2019
    Event12th INTEGRAL Conference and 1st AHEAD Gamma-Ray Workshop: INTEGRAL Looks AHEAD to Multi-Messenger Astronomy - Geneva, Switzerland
    Duration: Feb 11 2019Feb 15 2019


    • Cataclysmic variables
    • Novae
    • Populations
    • White dwarfs
    • X-rays: binaries

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
    • Astronomy and Astrophysics
    • Instrumentation
    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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