An overview of white dwarf stars

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Fontaine, Gilles; Brassard, Pierre; Charpinet, Stéphane; Randall, Suzanna K.; Van Grootel, Valérie;
  • Publisher: EDP Sciences
  • Journal: EPJ Web of Conferences (issn: 2100-014X)
  • Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving
  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1051/epjconf/20134305001
  • Subject: : Aérospatiale, astronomie & astrophysique [Physique, chimie, mathématiques & sciences de la terre] | Physics | : Space science, astronomy & astrophysics [Physical, chemical, mathematical & earth Sciences] | QC1-999
    arxiv: Astrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Earth and Planetary Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Solar and Stellar Astrophysics

We present a brief summary of what is currently known about white dwarf stars, with an emphasis on their evolutionary and internal properties. As is well known, white dwarfs represent the end products of stellar evolution for the vast majority of stars and, as such, bea... View more
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