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Towards a new standard model for black hole accretion

Kuncic, Zdenka; Bicknell, Geoffrey


We briefly review recent developments in black hole accretion disk theory, emphasizing the vital role played by magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) stresses in transporting angular momentum. The apparent universality of accretion-related outflow phenomena is a strong indicator that large-scale MHD torques facilitate vertical transport of angular momentum. This leads to an enhanced overall rate of angular momentum transport and allows accretion of matter to proceed at an interesting rate. Furthermore, we...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Astrophysics and Space Science
DOI: 10.1007/s10509-007-9522-8


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