We present recent results of quiescent X-ray observations of recurrent novae (RNe) and related objects. Several RNe are luminous hard X-ray sources in quiescence, consistent with accretion onto a near Chandrasekhar mass white dwarf. Detection of similar hard X-ray emissions in old novae and other cataclysmic variables may lead to identification of additional RNe candidates. On the other hand, other RNe are found to be comparatively hard X-ray faint. We present several scenarios that may explain this dichotomy, which should be explored further.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Binary Paths to Type Ia Supernovae Explosions|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Jul 2011|
|Name||Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union|
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- Cataclysmic variables - X-rays: binaries