HEAD 2000, November 2000
Session 28. X-Ray Binaries I
Oral, Wednesday, November 8, 2000, 10:10-11:40am, Pago Pago Ballroom

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[28.01] The State of Radiatively Inefficient Accretion Flows

E. Quataert (IAS)

I review recent work on radiatively inefficient accretion flows. I emphasize numerical simulations, analytical work, and observational evidence which all point to the same conclusion: accretion rates in radiatively inefficient flows are much smaller than standard (Bondi/ADAF) estimates.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: eliot@ias.edu

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