Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy

, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 49–66 | Cite as

Relativistic magnetofluid disc with nonzero radial velocity in Schwarzschild geometry

  • P. Bhaskaran
  • A. R. Prasanna


In this paper we consider the equilibrium of a magnetofluid disc in Schwarzschild background with an external magnetic field, having the azimuthal and the radial components of the flow velocity nonzero. The electrical conductivityσ of the fluid is taken to be finite and thus the solution for the electromagnetic field is required to satisfy the Ohm’s law too with the four-current having onlyJ ϕ andJ t nonzero. The various physical parameters that have to correlate for possible equilibrium configurations are identified and their respective magnitudes estimated. It is found that for a given angular momentum distribution the inner edge of the disc can reach well within the usual6m limit only when the surface magnetic field of the central object is not too high when the matter density at the outer edge of the disc and the accretion rate are taken with reasonable limits

Key words

accretion discs magnetohydrodynamics, relativistic 


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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Bhaskaran
    • 1
  • A. R. Prasanna
    • 1
  1. 1.Physical Research LaboratoryAhmedabad

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