Connections Between Tilted Accretion Disks Around White Dwarfs and Substellar Companions

  title={Connections Between Tilted Accretion Disks Around White Dwarfs and Substellar Companions},
  author={M. M. Montgomery},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  • M. M. Montgomery
  • Published 15 November 2010
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
Accretion disks in white dwarf systems are believed to be tilted. In a recent publication, the lift force has been suggested to be a source to disk tilt, a source that is likely relevant to all accretion disk systems. Lift is generated by slightly different supersonic gas stream speeds flowing over and under the disk at the bright spot. In this conference proceeding, we focus on whether a brown dwarf donor star accreting onto a white dwarf primary has enough mass to contribute to disk tilt. We… Expand

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