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AGN flickering and chaotic accretion
journal contributionposted on 2016-02-01, 10:12 authored by Andrew Robert King, C. Nixon
Observational arguments suggest that the growth phases of the supermassive black holes in active galactic nuclei have a characteristic time-scale ∼10[Superscript: 5] yr. We show that this is the time-scale expected in the chaotic accretion picture of black hole feeding, because of the effect of self-gravity in limiting the mass of any accretion-disc feeding event.
CitationMonthly Notices Of The Royal Astronomical Society, 2015, 453 (1), pp. L46-L47 (2)
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