Phase Resolved X-Ray Spectral Analysis of Intermediate Polars EX Hya and FO Aqr

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Pekon Y., Balman S.

Conference on Physics at the Magnetospheric Boundary, Geneva, Switzerland, 25 - 28 June 2013, vol.64 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 64
  • Doi Number: 10.1051/epjconf/20136407004
  • City: Geneva
  • Country: Switzerland
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Intermediate Polars (IPs): EX Hya and FO Aqr whichs are a subclass of Cataclysmic Variables (CVs) where a white dwarf with magnetic field strength of about 1-10 MG accretes material from a main sequence companion through a truncated disc. In this talk we present orbital and spin phase-resolved X-ray spectroscopy of EX Hya and orbital phase-resolved X-ray spectroscopy of FO Aqr. We utilize XMM-Newton archive data of these objects for analysis. We investigate the change of the source spectrum over the spin and orbital periods. This analysis enhances our understanding about the accretion structure in these systems, temperature and composition of the X-ray emitting region together with the structure of the outer accretion disc and absorption in the system