NONAXISYMMETRIC NEUTRAL MODES IN RELATIVISTIC DISKS

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1054-1067
Journal / PublicationAstrophysical Journal
Volume611
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2004
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

We perform a linear stability analysis of the axisymmetric, relativistic, self-similar, isothermal disk against nonaxisymmetric perturbations. Two sets of neutral modes are discovered. The first set corresponds to marginally unstable perturbations driven by gravitational radiation, and the other signals the onset of bifurcation to non-axisymmetric equilibrium solutions to the Einstein equations.

Research Area(s)

  • Accretion, accretion disks, Instabilities, Relativity

Citation Format(s)

NONAXISYMMETRIC NEUTRAL MODES IN RELATIVISTIC DISKS. / CAI, Mike J.; SHU, Frank H.

In: Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 611, No. 2, 20.08.2004, p. 1054-1067.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review