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Title: THE KOZAI-LIDOV MECHANISM IN HYDRODYNAMICAL DISKS

We use three-dimensional hydrodynamical simulations to show that a highly misaligned accretion disk around one component of a binary system can exhibit global Kozai-Lidov cycles, where the inclination and eccentricity of the disk are interchanged periodically. This has important implications for accreting systems on all scales, for example, the formation of planets and satellites in circumstellar and circumplanetary disks, outbursts in X-ray binary systems, and accretion onto supermassive black holes.
Authors:
; ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [5]
  1. JILA, University of Colorado and NIST, UCB 440, Boulder, CO 80309 (United States)
  2. Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States)
  3. Monash Centre for Astrophysics (MoCA), School of Mathematical Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Vic. 3800 (Australia)
  4. Department of Astronomy and Space Sciences, University of Ege, Bornova, 35100 İzmir (Turkey)
  5. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22365084
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Astrophysical Journal Letters; Journal Volume: 792; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; ACCRETION DISKS; BINARY STARS; BLACK HOLES; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; HYDRODYNAMICS; INCLINATION; PERIODICITY; PLANETS; SATELLITES; THREE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; X RADIATION