Black Hole Spin via Continuum Fitting and the Role of Spin in Powering Transient Jets

@article{McClintock2014BlackHS,
  title={Black Hole Spin via Continuum Fitting and the Role of Spin in Powering Transient Jets},
  author={Jeffrey E. McClintock and Ramesh Narayan and James F. Steiner},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},
  year={2014},
  volume={183},
  pages={295-322}
}
The spins of ten stellar black holes have been measured using the continuum-fitting method. These black holes are located in two distinct classes of X-ray binary systems, one that is persistently X-ray bright and another that is transient. Both the persistent and transient black holes remain for long periods in a state where their spectra are dominated by a thermal accretion disk component. The spin of a black hole of known mass and distance can be measured by fitting this thermal continuum… 

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