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Physics and Astronomy
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Motivated by the work done to explore the winds from hot stars (Lamers & Cassinelli 1999), we develop a method for self consistently calculating force multipliers for Type 1 and Type 2 active galactic nuclei (AGN), soft and hard start X-ray binaries (XRBs) spectral energy distributions (SEDs). We find that the ampflication to the radiation force can be as large as 100 even when the gas is highly ionized due to Fe and O ions. We discuss future efforts to incorporate these findings in magnetohydrodynamic simulations.
active galactic nuclei; hydrodynamics; radiation
Astrophysics and Astronomy
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Dannen, Randall Cody, "Force Multiplier Calculations for X-ray Binaries and Active Galactic Nuclei" (2018). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 3354.
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