Some New Elements in Accretion Disk Theory
Accretion on compact bodies provides the energy for some of the highest energy sources in astrophysics. Due to the always present angular momentum it almost always takes the form of an accretion disk. We mention only active galactic nuclei, quasars and giant radio galaxies, protostellar disks and T Tauri stars, symbiotic stars, cataclysmic variables, X-ray binaries, SS433, γ-burst sources and the TeV-γ-ray sources as examples where an accretion disk is thought to play an essential role.
KeywordsAccretion Disk White Dwarf Tauri Star Mass Accretion Rate Accretion Flow
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