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2005MNRAS.359..308Z - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 359, 308-314 (2005/May-1)

On the influence of relativistic effects on X-ray variability of accreting black holes.


Abstract (from CDS):

X-rays produced by compact flares corotating with a Keplerian accretion disc are modulated in time by Doppler effects. We improve on previous calculations of these effects by considering recent models of intrinsic X-ray variability, and we compute the expected strength of the relativistic signal in current data of Seyfert galaxies and black hole binaries. Such signals can clearly be seen in, for example, recent XMM-Newton data from MCG-6-30-15, if indeed the X-rays are produced by corotating flares concentrated toward the inner disc edge around an extreme Kerr black hole. The lack of the signal in the data collected so far gives support to models where the X-ray sources in active galaxies do not follow Keplerian orbits close to the black hole.

Abstract Copyright: 2005 RAS

Journal keyword(s): accretion, accretion discs - relativity - galaxies: active - X-rays: binaries - X-rays: individual: MCG-6-30-15

CDS comments: P.314 : GRO J1650-500 = XTE J1650-500.

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