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2007MNRAS.376..435M - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 376, 435-456 (2007/March-3)

Time-dependent models of two-phase accretion discs around black holes.

MAYER M. and PRINGLE J.E.

Abstract (from CDS):

We present time-dependent simulations of a two-phase accretion flow around a black hole. The accretion flow initially is composed of an optically thick and cool disc close to the mid-plane, while on top and below the disc there is a hot and optically thin corona. We consider several interaction mechanisms as heating of the disc by the corona and Compton cooling of the corona by the soft photons of the disc. Mass and energy can be exchanged between the disc and the corona due to thermal conduction. For the course of this more exploratory work, we limit ourselves to one particular model for a stellar mass black hole accreting at a low accretion rate. We confirm earlier both theoretical and observational results which show that at low accretion rates the disc close to the black hole cannot survive and is evaporated. Given the framework of this model, we now can follow through this phase of disc evaporation time dependently.

Abstract Copyright: 2007 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2007 RAS

Journal keyword(s): black hole physics - galaxies: jets - X-rays: binaries

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