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Record 5 of 8717
Neutron tori around Kerr black holes
External Online Source: doi:10.1086/173720
Author and Affiliation:
Witt, H. J.(Princeton Univ., Observatory, Peyton Hall, NJ, United States)
Jaroszynski, M.(Princeton Univ., Observatory, Peyton Hall, NJ, United States)
Haensel, P.(Princeton Univ., Observatory, Peyton Hall, NJ, United States)
Paczynski, B.(Princeton Univ., Observatory, Peyton Hall, NJ, United States)
Wambsganss, J.(Princeton Univ., Observatory, Peyton Hall, NJ, United States)
Abstract: Models of stationary, axisymmetric, non-self-gravitating tori around stellar mass Kerr black holes are calculated. Such objects may form as a result of a merger between two neutron stars, a neutron star and a stellar mass black hole, or a 'failed supernova' collapse of a single rapidly rotating star. We explore a large range of parameters: the black hole mass and angular momentum, the torus mass, angular momentum and entropy. Physical conditions within the tori are similar to those in young and hot neutron stars, but their topology is different, and the range of masses and energies is much larger.
Publication Date: Feb 10, 1994
Document ID:
19950037268
(Acquired Dec 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 95A68867
Subject Category: ASTROPHYSICS
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Astrophysical Journal, Part 1 (ISSN 0004-637X); 422; 1; p. 219-226
Publisher Information: United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NATO-900209; DFG-WI-1122/1-1; NSF AST-90-23775; NAG5-1901
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD, United States
Description: 8p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: ASTRONOMICAL MODELS; BLACK HOLES (ASTRONOMY); COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; MERGING ROUTINES; NEUTRON STARS; STELLAR MASS; STELLAR STRUCTURE; TOROIDS; ANGULAR MOMENTUM; EQUATIONS OF STATE; GAMMA RAY BURSTS; NUMERICAL ANALYSIS; SUPERNOVAE
Imprint And Other Notes: Astrophysical Journal, Part 1 vol. 422, no. 1 p. 219-226 February 10, 1994
Miscellaneous Notes: Research sponsored by KBN
Availability Source: Other Sources
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