Disk Winds in Cataclysmic Variables and X-ray Binaries
Abstracts of the 235th AAS Meeting
Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society
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The wealth, diversity, and quality of the observations of cataclysmic variables (CVs) and X-ray binaries (XBs) allow us to test our understanding of important astrophysical processes accompanying accretion. The transport of mass, energy, and angular momentum due to the production of outflows from accretion disks is key among them. Here, we summarize the main findings from our recent theoretical studies investigating factors affecting the outflow kinematics, including variability, clumpiness,and strong magnetic fields. For example, we show that radiation driven disk windsin CVs are highly inhomogeneous, while a thermal wind in XBs can be suppressed by a strong magnetic field. These results illustrate that the theory of disk outflows offer a rich and diverse set of physically plausible solutions rather than a limited set where outflows are perceived as just continuous/smooth flows.
Cataclysmic variables; X-ray binaries; Astrophysical processes; Outflow kinematics; Disk winds
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Disk Winds in Cataclysmic Variables and X-ray Binaries.
Abstracts of the 235th AAS Meeting, 52(1),
Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society.