Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Journal articles

A possible interpretation for the apparent differences in LFQPO types in microquasars

Abstract : In most microquasars, low-frequency quasi-periodic oscillations (LFQPO) have been classified into three types (A, B and C depending on the peak distribution in the power density spectra and the shape of the noise) but no explanation has been proposed yet. The accretion-ejection instability (AEI) was presented in 1999 as a possible explanation for the fast varying LFQPO that occur most often. Here we look at a possible generalization to explain the characteristics of the other two LFQPO types. Methods. It was recently shown that when the disk approaches its last stable orbit, the AEI is markedly affected by relativistic effects. We focus on the characteristics of the LFQPO that would result from the relativistic AEI and compare them with the different LFQPO types. Results. The effects of relativity on the AEI seem to be able to explain most of the characteristics of the three types of LFQPO within one formalism.
Complete list of metadata

Cited literature [19 references]  Display  Hide  Download
Contributor : Nathalie POTHIER Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 11:33:07 AM
Last modification on : Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - 3:24:56 PM
Long-term archiving on: : Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 8:54:49 PM


Publisher files allowed on an open archive



P. Varniere, Michel Tagger, J Rodriguez. A possible interpretation for the apparent differences in LFQPO types in microquasars. Astronomy and Astrophysics - A&A, EDP Sciences, 2012, 545, pp.A40 1à 8. ⟨10.1051/0004-6361/201116698⟩. ⟨insu-01169808⟩



Record views


Files downloads