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Title: VERTICAL STRUCTURE OF NEUTRINO-DOMINATED ACCRETION DISKS AND NEUTRINO TRANSPORT IN THE DISKS

Abstract

We investigate the vertical structure of neutrino-dominated accretion disks by self-consistently considering the detailed microphysics, such as the neutrino transport, the vertical hydrostatic equilibrium, the conservation of lepton number, as well as the balance between neutrino cooling, advection cooling, and viscosity heating. After obtaining the emitting spectra of neutrinos and antineutrinos by solving the one-dimensional Boltzmann equation of neutrino and antineutrino transport in the disk, we calculate the neutrino/antineutrino luminosity and their annihilation luminosity. We find that the total neutrino and antineutrino luminosity is about 10{sup 54} erg s{sup -1} and their annihilation luminosity is about 5 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 51} erg s{sup -1} with an extreme accretion rate 10 M{sub Sun} s{sup -1} and an alpha viscosity {alpha} = 0.1. In addition, we find that the annihilation luminosity is sensitive to the accretion rate and will not exceed 10{sup 50} erg s{sup -1}, which is not sufficient to power the fireball of most energetic gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) if the accretion rate is lower than 1 M{sub Sun} s{sup -1}. Therefore, the effects of the spin of the black hole or/and the magnetic field in the accretion flow might play a role in powering the central engine of GRBs.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Key Laboratory for Research in Galaxies and Cosmology CAS, Department of Astronomy, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22086425
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Astrophysical Journal
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 759; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0004-637X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; ACCRETION DISKS; ADVECTION; ANNIHILATION; ANTINEUTRINOS; ASTRONOMY; ASTROPHYSICS; BLACK HOLES; BOLTZMANN EQUATION; COOLING; COSMIC GAMMA BURSTS; ENERGY SPECTRA; LEPTON NUMBER; LUMINOSITY; MAGNETIC FIELDS; ONE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; SPIN; VISCOSITY

Citation Formats

Pan Zhen, and Yuan Yefei, E-mail: yfyuan@ustc.edu.cn. VERTICAL STRUCTURE OF NEUTRINO-DOMINATED ACCRETION DISKS AND NEUTRINO TRANSPORT IN THE DISKS. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/759/2/82.
Pan Zhen, & Yuan Yefei, E-mail: yfyuan@ustc.edu.cn. VERTICAL STRUCTURE OF NEUTRINO-DOMINATED ACCRETION DISKS AND NEUTRINO TRANSPORT IN THE DISKS. United States. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/759/2/82.
Pan Zhen, and Yuan Yefei, E-mail: yfyuan@ustc.edu.cn. Sat . "VERTICAL STRUCTURE OF NEUTRINO-DOMINATED ACCRETION DISKS AND NEUTRINO TRANSPORT IN THE DISKS". United States. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/759/2/82.
@article{osti_22086425,
title = {VERTICAL STRUCTURE OF NEUTRINO-DOMINATED ACCRETION DISKS AND NEUTRINO TRANSPORT IN THE DISKS},
author = {Pan Zhen and Yuan Yefei, E-mail: yfyuan@ustc.edu.cn},
abstractNote = {We investigate the vertical structure of neutrino-dominated accretion disks by self-consistently considering the detailed microphysics, such as the neutrino transport, the vertical hydrostatic equilibrium, the conservation of lepton number, as well as the balance between neutrino cooling, advection cooling, and viscosity heating. After obtaining the emitting spectra of neutrinos and antineutrinos by solving the one-dimensional Boltzmann equation of neutrino and antineutrino transport in the disk, we calculate the neutrino/antineutrino luminosity and their annihilation luminosity. We find that the total neutrino and antineutrino luminosity is about 10{sup 54} erg s{sup -1} and their annihilation luminosity is about 5 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 51} erg s{sup -1} with an extreme accretion rate 10 M{sub Sun} s{sup -1} and an alpha viscosity {alpha} = 0.1. In addition, we find that the annihilation luminosity is sensitive to the accretion rate and will not exceed 10{sup 50} erg s{sup -1}, which is not sufficient to power the fireball of most energetic gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) if the accretion rate is lower than 1 M{sub Sun} s{sup -1}. Therefore, the effects of the spin of the black hole or/and the magnetic field in the accretion flow might play a role in powering the central engine of GRBs.},
doi = {10.1088/0004-637X/759/2/82},
journal = {Astrophysical Journal},
issn = {0004-637X},
number = 2,
volume = 759,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {11}
}