Astronomy Letters

, Volume 41, Issue 12, pp 797–808 | Cite as

Vertical convection in turbulent accretion disks and light curves of the X-ray nova A0620-00 1975 outburst

  • K. L. Malanchev
  • N. I. Shakura


The model of a nonstationary α-disk with allowance made for the irradiation and vertical convection in the outer accretion disk, where hydrogen is partially ionized, is considered. Allowance for the energy release through turbulent viscosity is shown to be important in the mixing-length convection theory in accretion disks. This model has been used to explain the optical and X-ray light curves of the X-ray nova A0620-00. The turbulent viscosity parameter of the accretion disk has been estimated, α = 0.5−0.6, to explain the luminosity decay rate on the descending branch of the X-ray light curve for the A0620-00 1975 outburst. The secondary luminosity maximum on the light curves is explained by assuming an additional injection of matter into the accretion disk from the optical companion.


X-ray sources accretion black holes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sternberg Astronomical InstituteM. V. Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Faculty of PhysicsM. V. Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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