INSTITUTO DE ASTROFISICA LA PLATA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
capítulos de libros
White dwarf stars
ALTHAUS, L. G.
Compact objects and their emission
Asociación Argentina de Astronomía (Book Series)
Año: 2009; p. 39 - 54
White dwarfs are the most common end-product of stellarevolution, and as such contain valuable information about the evolutionof individual stars as well as about the star formation history andsubsequent evolution in our Galaxy. In this lecture, I describe the main structural and evolutive properties of white dwarfs. Potential applications ofthese stars to other fields of astrophysics are shortly described.