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L. Titarchuk (Naval Research Lab. and George Mason University), P. Laurent (DSM/DAPNIA/SAp CEA Saclay CEA Saclay)
We will present the main spectral and timing features of X-ray radiation that can be seen in black hole systems only. We will demonstrate that the photon-electron interaction along with general relativistic effects lead to the formation of a characteristic spectrum. Photon bending of the upscattered photons near a black hole horizon results in a powerful pair outflow that can be responsible for the jet formation near black holes.
Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society,
© 2003. The American Astronomical Soceity.