Self-Similar Hot Accretion Flow onto a Rotating Neutron Star : Structure and Stability

Abstract

We present analytical and numerical solutions which describe a hot, viscous, two-temperature accretion flow onto a rotating neutron star or any other rotating compact star with a surface. We assume Coulomb coupling between the protons and electrons, and free-free cooling from the electrons. Outside a thin boundary layer, where the accretion flow meets the… (More)

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