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Title: AGN flickering and chaotic accretion
Authors: King, Andrew Robert
Nixon, C.
First Published: 17-Aug-2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
Citation: Monthly Notices Of The Royal Astronomical Society, 2015, 453 (1), pp. L46-L47 (2)
Abstract: Observational arguments suggest that the growth phases of the supermassive black holes in active galactic nuclei have a characteristic time-scale ∼10[Superscript: 5] yr. We show that this is the time-scale expected in the chaotic accretion picture of black hole feeding, because of the effect of self-gravity in limiting the mass of any accretion-disc feeding event.
DOI Link: 10.1093/mnrasl/slv098
ISSN: 0035-8711
eISSN: 1365-2966
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: This article has been accepted for publication in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society ©: 2015 The Author. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website.
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