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Giri K.,se National Center For Basic Science | Chakrabarti S.K.,se National Center For Basic Science | Chakrabarti S.K.,Indian Center for Space Physics
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society | Year: 2013

We carry out a series of numerical simulations of viscous accretion flows having a reasonable spatial distribution of the viscosity parameter. We add the power-law cooling throughout the flow. We show that, in agreement with the theoretical solutions of viscous transonic flows, matter having the viscosity parameter above a critical value becomes a Keplerian disc while matter having lesser viscosity remains a low angular momentum, sub-Keplerian flow. The latter component produces centrifugal pressure supported shock waves. Thus, for instance, a flow having sufficiently high viscosity on the equatorial plane and low viscosity above and below would produce a two-component advective flow where a Keplerian discis surrounded by a rapidly infalling sub-Keplerian halo. We find that the post-shock region of the relatively cooler Keplerian disc is evaporated and the overall configuration is quite stable. This agrees with the theoretical model with twocomponents, which attempt to explain the spectral and timing properties of black hole candidates. © 2013 The Authors. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Garain S.K.,se National Center For Basic Science | Ghosh H.,se National Center For Basic Science | Chakrabarti S.K.,se National Center For Basic Science | Chakrabarti S.K.,Indian Center for Space Physics
Astrophysical Journal | Year: 2012

We investigate the effects of cooling of the Compton cloud on the outflow formation rate in an accretion disk around a black hole. We carry out a time-dependent numerical simulation where both the hydrodynamics and the radiative transfer processes are coupled together. We consider a two-component accretion flow in which the Keplerian disk is immersed into an accreting low-angular momentum flow (halo) around a black hole. The soft photons which originate from the Keplerian disk are inverse-Comptonized by the electrons in the halo and the region between the centrifugal pressure supported shocks and the horizon. We run several cases by changing the rate of the Keplerian disk and see the effects on the shock location and properties of the outflow and the spectrum. We show that as a result of Comptonization of the Compton cloud, the cloud becomes cooler with the increase in the Keplerian disk rate. As the resultant thermal pressure is reduced, the post-shock region collapses and the outflow rate is also reduced. Since the hard radiation is produced from the post-shock region, and the spectral slope increases with the reduction of the electron temperature, the cooling produces softer spectrum. We thus find a direct correlation between the spectral states and the outflow rates of an accreting black hole. © 2012. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.

Roy S.,NCRA TIFR | Pal S.,Indian Center for Space Physics | Pal S.,Ionospheric and Earthquake Research Center
Astrophysical Journal | Year: 2013

We report the discovery of a shell-like structure G354.4+0.0 of size 1.′6 that shows the morphology of a shell supernova remnant (SNR). Part of the structure shows polarized emission in a NRAO VLA sky survey map. Based on 330 MHz and 1.4 GHz Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope observations and existing observations at higher frequencies, we conclude that the partial shell structure showing synchrotron emission is embedded in an extended H II region of size ∼4′. The spectrum of the diffuse H II region turns over between 1.4 GHz and 330 MHz. The H I absorption spectrum shows this objected to be located more than 5 kpc from Sun. Based on its morphology, non-thermal polarized emission, and size, this object is one of the youngest SNRs discovered in the Galaxy with an estimated age of ∼100-500 yr. © 2013. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.

Giri K.,Sn Bose National Center For Basic Science | Chakrabarti S.K.,Sn Bose National Center For Basic Science | Chakrabarti S.K.,Indian Center for Space Physics
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society | Year: 2012

We study the time evolution of a rotating, axisymmetric, viscous accretion flow around black holes using a grid-based finite difference method. We use the Shakura-Sunyaev viscosity prescription. However, we compare with the results obtained when all the three independent components of the viscous stress are kept. We show that the centrifugal pressure supported shocks became weaker with the inclusion of viscosity. The shock is formed farther out when the viscosity is increased. When the viscosity is above a critical value, the shock disappears altogether and the flow becomes subsonic and Keplerian everywhere except in a region close to the horizon, where it remains supersonic. We also find that as the viscosity is increased, the amount of outflowing matter in the wind is decreased to less than a percentage of the inflow matter. Since the post-shock region could act as a reservoir of hot electrons or the so-called 'Compton cloud', the size of which changes with viscosity, the spectral properties are expected to depend on viscosity strongly: the harder states are dominated by low angular momentum and the low-viscosity flow with significant outflows while the softer states are dominated by the high-viscosity Keplerian flow having very few outflows. © 2012 The Authors Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society © 2012 RAS.

Das A.,Indian Center for Space Physics | Chakrabarti S.K.,se National Center For Basic Science
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society | Year: 2011

We studied the chemical evolution of interstellar grain mantle by varying the physical parameters of the interstellar medium (ISM). To mimic the actual interstellar condition, gas-grain interactions via accretion from the gas phase and desorption (thermal evaporation and photoevaporation) from the grain surface were considered. We found that the chemical composition of the interstellar grain mantle is highly dependent on the physical parameters associated with molecular cloud. Interstellar photons have been found to play an important role in the growth and structure of the interstellar grain mantle. We considered the effects of interstellar photons (photodissociation and photoevaporation) in our simulation under various interstellar conditions. We noticed that the effects of interstellar photons dominate around the region of lower visual extinction. These photons contribute significantly to the formation of the grain mantle. The energy of the incoming photon is attenuated by the absorption and scattering by the interstellar dust. The topmost layers are assumed to be affected mainly by the incoming radiation. We have studied the effects of photodissociation by varying the number of layers which could be affected by it. Model calculations were carried out for the static (extinction parameter is changing with the density of the cloud) as well as the time-dependent case (i.e. both extinction parameter and number density of the cloud are changing with time) and the results are discussed in detail. Different routes to the formation of water molecules have been studied and it has been noticed that production of water molecules via O3 and H2O2 contributes significantly around the dense region. At the end, various observational evidences for the condensed phase species are summarized with their physical conditions and are compared with our simulation results. © 2011 The Authors Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society © 2011 RAS.

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