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Effects of Lower Boundary Conditions on the Stability of Radiative Shocks

Saxton, Curtis


Thermal instabilities can cause a radiative shock to oscillate, thereby modulating the emission from the post-shock region. The mode frequencies are approximately quantised in analogy to those of a vibrating pipe. The stability properties depend on the cooling processes, the electron-ion energy exchange, and the boundary conditions. This paper considers the effects of the lower boundary condition on the post-shock flow, both ideally and for some specific physical models. Specific cases include...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia
DOI: 10.1071/AS02004


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