An Energy Inventory of Tidal Disruption Events

  title={An Energy Inventory of Tidal Disruption Events},
  author={Brenna Mockler and Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
Tidal disruption events (TDEs) offer a unique opportunity to study a single supermassive black hole (SMBH) under feeding conditions that change over timescales of days to months. However, the primary mechanism for generating luminosity during the flares remains debated. Despite the increasing number of observed TDEs, it is unclear whether most of the energy in the initial flare comes from accretion near the gravitational radius or from circularizing debris at larger distances from the SMBH. The… Expand


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