Stability of general-relativistic accretion disks

@article{Korobkin2011StabilityOG,
  title={Stability of general-relativistic accretion disks},
  author={Oleg Korobkin and Ernazar Abdikamalov and Erik Schnetter and Nikolaos Stergioulas and Burkhard Zink},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  year={2011},
  volume={83},
  pages={043007}
}
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