INFLOW-OUTFLOW MODEL WITH CONDUCTION AND SELF-CONSISTENT FEEDING FOR Sgr A*
Author(s)Shcherbakov, Roman V.; Baganoff, Frederick K
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We propose a two-temperature radial inflow-outflow model near Sgr A* with self-consistent feeding and conduction. Stellar winds from individual stars are considered to find the rates of mass injection and energy injection. These source terms help to partially eliminate the boundary conditions on the inflow. Electron thermal conduction is crucial for inhibiting the accretion. Energy diffuses out from several gravitational radii, unbinding more gas at several arcseconds and limiting the accretion rate to <1% of Bondi rate. We successfully fit the X-ray surface brightness profile found from the extensive Chandra observations and reveal the X-ray point source in the center. The super-resolution technique allows us to infer the presence and estimate the unabsorbed luminosity L ≈ 4 × 10[superscript 32] erg s[superscript -1] of the point source. The employed relativistic heat capacity and direct heating of electrons naturally lead to low electron temperature T[subscript e] ≈ 4 × 10[superscript 10] K near the black hole. Within the same model, we fit 86 GHz optically thick emission and obtain the order of magnitude agreement of Faraday rotation measure, thus achieving a single accretion model suitable at all radii.
DepartmentMIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research
Shcherbakov, Roman V., and Frederick K. Baganoff. “INFLOW-OUTFLOW MODEL WITH CONDUCTION AND SELF-CONSISTENT FEEDING FOR Sgr A*.” The Astrophysical Journal 716, no. 1 (May 19, 2010): 504–509. © 2010 The American Astronomical Society
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