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Black Hole Accretion Disc Instability and Soft X-Ray Transients

  • J. Craig Wheeler
  • Shin Mineshige
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 290)

Abstract

Time dependent behaviour of the accretion discs in low-mass X-ray binaries are studied as a model for soft X-ray transients. For relevant accretion rates, the disc suffers a thermal instability leading to intermittent accretion onto the central compact object. It is shown that the effect of X-ray irradiation of the outer disc by the central disc is small in the case of black hole binaries, and so the propagation of the cooling waves is not prevented.

Keywords

Black Hole Neutron Star Black Hole Binary Outer Disc Dwarf Nova 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Craig Wheeler
    • 1
  • Shin Mineshige
    • 1
  1. 1.Astronomy DepartmentUniversity of Texas at AustinUSA

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