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04.23.2012

Read Paper:

  • Mirabel, Rodriguez, 1999, ARAA 37:409
    Sources of Relativistic Jets in the Galaxy

04.22.2012

Simulation

  • Implement the 1D Thermal Wind Model
    • initial state - HSE profile of density and pressure assuming Isothermal
    • boundary condition - density: fixed with analytic sol. pressure&velx: extrapolated from adjacent cells.

04.09.2012

Read Paper:

  • Basko, Hatchett, McCray, & Sunyaev 1977, ApJ, 215:276B
    Evaporative Winds in X-ray Binaries

Simulation:

  • Test run for thermally driven wind

03.29.2012

Simulation:

  • came up with how test thermal wind model would be developed.
    isothermal & hydrostatic equilibrium density profile and internal energy injection with proportion to density

03.28.2012

Read Paper:

  • Cohen et al 2010, MNRAS, 405:2391
    A mass-loss rate determination for $\zeta$ Puppis from the quantitative analysis of X-ray emission-line profiles

Study:

  • Accretion Power in Astrophysics
    Chap 4, Accretion in Binary system (Cont.)

03.27.2012

Study:

  • Accretion Power in Astrophysics
    Chap 4, Accretion in Binary system (Cont.)

03.26.2012

Read paper:

  • Day & Stevens, 1993, ApJ, 403:322
    An X-ray Excited Wind in Centaurus X-3

03.25.2012

Study:

  • Accretion Power in Astrophysics
    Chap 3, Plasma (Cont.) & Chap 4, Accretion in Binary system

03.22.2012

Read paper:

  • Wojdowski, Clark, & Kallman, 2000, ApJ, 541:963
    An X-ray Spectroscopic Study of the SMC X-1/Sk 160 System
  • Manousakis, & Walter, 2011, A&A, 526:A62
    X-ray Wind Tomography of the Highly Absorbed HMXB IGR J17252-3616

Study:

  • Accretion Power in Astrophysics
    Chap. 3, Plasma (Cont.)

03.21.2012

Read paper:

  • Wojdowski & Liedahl 2001, ApJ, 547:973
    The X-ray Photoionized Wind in Cen X-3/V779 Cen

03.20.2012

Read paper:

  • Pereyra, Kallaman, & Blondin 2000, ApJ, 532:563
    Hydrodynamic Models of Line-Driven Accretion Disk Winds. II. Adiabtic Winds from NonIsothermal Disks

Simulation:

  • test running of shadow wind with mass-flux discrepancy due to suppression by X-ray from BH.
    modify the discrepancy region to tangential point of star's surface and line from BH.

03.19.2012

Read paper:

  • Shkolnik et al. 2008, ApJ, 676:628
    The On/Off Nature of Star-Planet Interactions

03.17.2012

Simulation:

  • running of jets interacted by spherical wind comparing with uniform, straight wind with higher jet energy (1e36 ergs s-1)

Study:

  • Accretion Power in Astrophysics (3rd edition; Juhan Frank, Andrew King & Derek Raine)
    Chap. 3, Plasma

03.15.2012

Read paper:

  • Blondin et al. 1990 ApJ 356:591 (Cont.)
    Hydrodynamic Simulations of Stellar Wind Disruption by a Compact X-ray Source

etc:

  • Meet w/ Prof. Alice Shapley (UCLA) through "Meet the Speaker" after colloq.

03.14.2012

Read paper:

  • Blondin et al. 1990 ApJ 356:591
    Hydrodynamic Simulations of Stellar Wind Disruption by a Compact X-ray Source
  • Blondin & Woo 1995 ApJ 445:889
    Wind Dynamics in SMC X-1. I. Hydrodynamic Simulation

Simulation:

  • running of jets interacted by spherical wind comparing with uniform, straight wind.
  • running of different mass flux zone with shadow wind.

Study:

  • Accretion Power in Astrophysics (3rd edition; Juhan Frank, Andrew King & Derek Raine)
    Chap. 2, Steady, spherically symmetric accretion