Cold, clumpy accretion onto an active supermassive black hole.

@article{Tremblay2016ColdCA,
  title={Cold, clumpy accretion onto an active supermassive black hole.},
  author={Grant R. Tremblay and J. B. Raymond Oonk and Franccoise Combes and Philippe Salom'e and C. P. O'dea and Stefi A. Baum and G. Mark Voit and Megan E. Donahue and Brian R. Mcnamara and Timothy A. Davis and Michael A. McDonald and Alastair C. Edge and Tracy E. Clarke and Roberto Galv'an-Madrid and Malcolm N. Bremer and Louise O. V. Edwards and Andrew Christopher Fabian and Stephen L. Hamer and Yiteng Li and Anaelle J. Maury and Helen R. Russell and Alice C. Quillen and Claudia Megan Urry and Jeremy S. Sanders and Michael Wise},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2016},
  volume={534 7606},
  pages={
          218-21
        }
}
  • Grant R. Tremblay, J. B. Raymond Oonk, +22 authors Michael Wise
  • Published 2016
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Supermassive black holes in galaxy centres can grow by the accretion of gas, liberating energy that might regulate star formation on galaxy-wide scales. The nature of the gaseous fuel reservoirs that power black hole growth is nevertheless largely unconstrained by observations, and is instead routinely simplified as a smooth, spherical inflow of very hot gas. Recent theory and simulations instead predict that accretion can be dominated by a stochastic, clumpy distribution of very cold molecular… CONTINUE READING

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