Estimates of the Terminal Lorentz Factor for a Magnetically Driven Wind Emitted by a Disk Orbiting a Stellar Mass Black Hole
We compute the mass loss rate from a disk orbiting a stellar mass black hole assuming that the disk is optically thick to neutrinos and that the flow is guided along magnetic field lines attached to the disk. The results are then used to estimate the terminal Lorentz factor of the wind as a function of the injected Poynting flux, disk neutrino luminosity and magnetic field geometry.
19th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics and Cosmology
- Pub Date:
- December 1998