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The accretion of matter onto intermediate polar White Dwarfs IPWDs seems to provide attractive conditions for acceleration of particles to high energies in a strongly magnetized turbulent region at the accretion disk inner radius. We consider possible acceleration of electrons and hadrons in such region and investigate their high energy radiation processes. It is concluded that accelerated electrons loose energy mainly on synchrotron process producing non-thermal X-ray emission. On the other hand, accelerated hadrons are convected onto the WD surface and interact with dense matter. As a result, high energy $\gamma$-rays from decay of neutral pions and secondary leptons from decay of charged pions appear. We show that GeV-TeV $\gamma$-rays can escape from the vicinity of the WD. Secondary leptons produce synchrotron radiation in the hard X-rays and soft $\gamma$-rays. As an example, we predict the X-ray and $\gamma$-ray emission from IPWD V1223 Sgr. Depending on the spectral index of injected particles, this high energy emission may be detected by the ${\it Fermi}$-LAT telescope and-or the future Cherenkov Telescope Array CTA observatory.



Author: W. Bednarek; J. Pabich

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