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X-Ray heated accretion discs around stellar mass black holes

Hubeny, Ivan; Wickramasinghe, Dayal


We investigate the effects of irradiation on the vertical structure of accretion discs around black holes and its impact on the emergent energy distribution. Models are presented for a 10 Solar mass black hole in a low mass X-ray binary assuming a black body spectrum for the incident radiation. We show that for a disc annulus at a given radius, the spectra become increasingly distorted as the incident flux increases relative to the viscously generated heating flux in the disc. Significant...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Conference paper
Source: Revista Mexicana de Astronomia y astrofisica


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