- Galactic black holes in the hard state, a multi-wavelength view of accretion and ejection
- AIP Conference Proceedings
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- Faculty of Science (FNWI)
- Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy (API)
The canonical hard state is associated with emission from all three fundamental accretion components: the accretion disk, the hot accretion disk corona and the jet. On top of these, the hard state also hosts very rich temporal variability properties (low frequency QPOs in the PDS, time lags, long time scale evolution). Our group has been working on the major questions of the hard state both observationally (with multi-wavelength campaigns using RXTE, SWIFT, SUZAKU, SPITZER, VLA, ATCA, SMARTS) and theoretically (through jet models that can fit entire SEDs). Through spectral and temporal analysis we seek to determine the geometry of accretion components, and relate the geometry to the formation and emission from a jet. In this presentation I will review the recent contributions of our group to the field, including the SWIFT results on the disk geometry at low accretion rates, the jet model fits to the hard state SEDs (including SPITZER data) of GRO J 1655-40, and the final results on the evolution of spectral (including X-ray, radio and infrared) and temporal properties of selected black holes in the hard states. I will also talk about impact of ASTROSAT to the science objectives of our group.
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- Proceedings title: Observational evidence for black holes in the universe: Proceedings of the 2nd Kolkata Conference on Observational
Evidence for Black Holes in the Universe, Kolkata, India 10-15 February 2008 and the Satellite Meeting on Black Holes, Neutron
Stars, and Gamma-Ray Bursts, 16-17 February 2008
Publisher: American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Place of publication: Melville, NY
Editors: S.K. Chakrabarti, A.S. Majumdar
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