Examining a Peak-luminosity/Decline-rate Relationship for Tidal Disruption Events

@article{Hinkle2020ExaminingAP,
  title={Examining a Peak-luminosity/Decline-rate Relationship for Tidal Disruption Events},
  author={Jason T. Hinkle and Thomas W.-S. Holoien and Benjamin. J. Shappee and Katie Auchettl and Christopher S. Kochanek and Krzysztof Zbigniew Stanek and Anna V. Payne and Todd A. Thompson},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena},
  year={2020}
}
We compare the luminosity, radius, and temperature evolution of the UV/optical blackbodies for fifteen well-observed tidal disruption events (TDEs), eight of which were discovered by the All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN). We find that the blackbody radii generally increase prior to peak and slowly decline at late times. The blackbody temperature evolution is generally flat, with a few objects showing small-scale variations. The bolometric UV/optical luminosities generally evolve… Expand

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