Title

Disk Winds in Cataclysmic Variables and X-ray Binaries

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

1-1-2020

Publication Title

Abstracts of the 235th AAS Meeting

Publisher

Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society

Volume

52

Issue

1

First page number:

736

Last page number:

736

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Cataclysmic variables; X-ray binaries; Astrophysical processes; Outflow kinematics; Disk winds

Disciplines

Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Language

English


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