EAS Publications Series
Volume 7, 2003Final Stages of Stellar Evolution
|Page(s)||283 - 283|
|Published online||15 May 2003|
C. Motch and J.-M. Hameury (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 7 (2003) 283
Thin discs, thick discs and transition zones
California Institute of Technology, MC 130-33, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accretion onto a compact object must occur through a disc when the material has some initial angular momentum. Thin discs and the thicker low radiative efficiency accretion flows (LRAFs) are solutions to this problem that have been widely studied and applied. This is an introduction to these accretion flows within the context of X-ray binaries and cataclysmic variables.
© EAS, EDP Sciences, 2003
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